Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc.



"Every story needs a book"

Submission Guidelines


If you would like to submit your work for consideration for publication by Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., there are several things we require:


  • A one-page synopsis of your book and, if applicable, a sample of your artwork.
  • A brief bio including your previous writing experiences, especially with regard to any works you may have had published.
  • An overview of your marketing plan for your book should it be published, including both in-person and social media out reach.
  • The most updated and polished version of your manuscript. While we do light editing and proofing, you should send a manuscript that you have edited to the absolute best of your ability (I.E. Made any cuts and rewrites, re-read several times, corrected basic spelling, and grammatical errors.)
  • Please include the word count of your manuscript, the genre of your story, and the age range you believe your story is best suited for.
  • Please adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style.

    Formatting Guidelines
  • Microsoft Word document
  • Include a title page with book title and author name.
  • Standard margin (1" is default usually)
  • Include page headers.
  • Double spacing is not required between paragraphs.
  • A basic serif font such as Times New Roman or Goudy Old Style
  • Size 12 font
  • Only one space between sentences
  • Indent each paragraph by a tab, not by using several spaces.
  • If you choose to add a line between paragraphs to indicate a scene change or passage of time, please use  * * *  or another dingbat (Instead of just a line space).
  • Thoughts should be italicized.
  • Chapter breaks should be marked by page breaks and chapter numbers.
  • Please indicate where photo or illustrations should go if desired (Photo #1 goes here).
  • Use (—) for emdash (not a hyphen)
  • Use (–) for endash (not a hyphen) Example: 1950–1960)
  • Proofread and use spellcheck!


All queries must be sent to submissions@jancarolpublishing.com


Here are a few things we can not accept:


  • Excessive profanity
  • Sex with minors or sexual exploitation of children
  • Rape for the purposes of titillation
  • Pornography