Blue Dolphin Publishing

Manuscript Submission Guidelines


Because we receive nearly 400 book submissions and queries per month, we ask you to review the Letter from the Publisher to determine if your submission is suitable for our publishing efforts.

Please be aware that Blue Dolphin is a smoke-free environment. Manuscripts that arrive smelling like cigarette smoke may not receive the completely positive reception that they deserve.

To help us review your manuscript, please include the following information:

Cover Letter: Include your submission title, total number of double-spaced pages, and your reason for writing the book.

Synopsis: (one page) Discuss the main topics, viewpoints, overall organization, and conclusions.

Table of Contents: Chapter by chapter. Annotated outlines of each chapter are optional.

Sample chapters: Approximately 50 to 100 pages, or the entire manuscript.

Author resume: (one page) Professional and personal credentials, photo optional. Include your ideas about how to market your manuscript.

S.A.S.E.: Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with enough postage for the return of your manuscript.

Send to: Blue Dolphin Publishing, P.O. Box 8, Nevada City, CA 95959

Time: Allow at least 3-6 months for a reply.
Please no phone calls. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are acceptable.

All of our best wishes to you.


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