John F. Blair, Publisher, specializes in non-fiction books about the Southeast United States.

John F. Blair, Publisher


John F. Blair, Publisher Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

1406 Plaza Drive
Winston-Salem NC 27103

Phone: (336) 768-1374

Fax: (336) 768-9194

Submitting Your Work to John F. Blair, Publisher

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From the John F. Blair, Publisher guidelines:

We specialize in regional books, with an emphasis on nonfiction categories such as history, travel, folklore, and biography. We publish only one or two works of fiction each year. Fiction submitted to us should have some connection with the Southeast. We do not publish children’s books, poetry, or category fiction such as romances, science fiction, or spy thrillers. We do not publish collections of short stories, essays, or newspaper columns. To gain a better understanding of our publishing program, please review our title list.

When submitting a proposal, please remember that it may take up to two months for the editors to review it. Blair has an acquisitions committee, which includes several staff members. There is no specific editor to whom you can address queries or with whom you can discuss your manuscript. If you call our office, we can only tell you whether your manuscript has been received. There is no staff member available to talk to you about your work.

Submission Guidelines Details for John F. Blair, Publisher

Market Type: Book

Contact: Carolyn Sakowski, President

Accepts: Regional (Southeastern U.S.) - Biography, fiction, folklore, history, outdoors, travel

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