Tor Books publishes science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, thriller and suspense, and other speculative fiction.

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Tor Books Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
175 Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10010

Submitting Your Work to Tor Books

Before submitting to Tor 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 Tor Books by reading a sample issue before submitting.


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From the Tor Books guidelines:

We have an open submissions policy and consider tens of thousands of projects a year. Every proposal that reaches us is reviewed by at least one member of the editorial staff.

Your submissions packet should include:

1.The first three chapters of your book, prepared in standard manuscript format on white paper.
2.A synopsis of the entire book. The synopsis should include all important plot elements, especially the end of the story, as well as aspects of character development for your main characters.
3.A dated cover letter that includes your name and contact information and the title of the submitted work. Briefly tell us what genre or subgenre the submission falls into and mention any qualifications you have that pertain to the work. Please list any previous publications in paying markets.
4.A self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope for our reply letter. you will not receive a reply at all.

Submission Guidelines Details for Tor Books

Market Type: Book

Contact: See guidelines for appropriate contact for each category.

Accepts: Fantasy, horror, mainstream, mystery, paranormal romance, science fiction, suspense, thriller, women's, young adult

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