Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), is a publisher of literary fiction and non-fiction. Riverhead Books titles have received Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Critic Circle Awards, and other honors.

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Riverhead Books Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Riverhead Books accepts submissions through literary agents only.

Penguin Putnam
375 Hudson Street, #4079
New York NY 10014


Submitting Your Work to Riverhead Books

Before submitting to Riverhead Books

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Riverhead Books by reading a sample issue before submitting.


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From the Riverhead Books guidelines:

Due to the high volume of manuscripts received, most Penguin Group (USA) Inc. imprints do not normally accept unsolicited manuscripts.

The preferred and standard method for having manuscripts considered for publication by a major publisher is to submit them through an established literary agent.

Submission Guidelines Details for Riverhead Books

Market Type: Fiction, Non-fiction

Email: riverhead.web@us.penguingroup.com

Accepts: Literary fiction, non-fiction

Web Address: www.riverheadbooks.com