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We publish the best cozy mystery books. What is a cozy? It's a book similar to Agatha Christie books. Agatha Christie defined the cozy genre, and we're so happy she did! From amateur sleuths and professional PIs to humorous whodunnits and Southern charmers, you'll find the perfect page-turner right here in our happy Hen House. We’re fortunate to have had several books hit the USA TODAY bestseller list, and have multiple books win industry awards and garner nominations for the Agatha Award, along with the Macavity, Daphne, Derringer, Anthony, and Golden Heart.

Our books are available in ebooks, trade paperbacks, hardcovers (libraries, we’re looking at you), audio, and large print. We pay royalties to our authors while offering editorial guidance, engaging cover artwork and a structured turn-key social media strategy. We’ve got high expectations here in the Hen House and we pass the results along to the readers.

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We are CLOSED to unagented and unsolicited submissions . Inquiries/submissions received that do not meet the exceptions listed below will be deleted (sad face) (but good luck to you, we know it's tough out there).

We are OPEN to submissions represented by an agent. Please request your agent to reach out directly to [email protected]

ADDITIONAL ways to submit:

  • LOOPHOLE: We'd love to read submissions from mysteries/series that have already been published. Please follow the submission instructions below.
  • ALSO, if one of our Henery Press authors has read your work and refers you, we'd like to read. Kindly ask the author to make an introduction.
  • FINALLY, if we've requested to read your work at a conference, please send as instructed at the time with REQUESTED in the subject line.

GENRES: Mysteries (all sub genres, with a particular fondness for cozy mysteries); 65k words - 90k words

NO: YA, middle grade, romantic suspense, graphic sex or violence.

WELCOME: Previously published, backlist titles, referrals, and agented submissions, please note special accomplishments like bestseller lists and nominations like the Agatha Award, Daphne du Maurier, etc.

Include the word count, genre, title, and a short but intriguing blurb. Introduce yourself with a short bio (nothing fancy, this need not be a resume), and be sure to note your social networking presence (website, blog, Twitter, Facebook,  some other medium that’s just been invented, etc.). Indicate if your manuscript is part of a series and note the series status (if this is the first book, with books two and three complete, or perhaps book two is in the draft stage). If this manuscript was previously published, indicate the publisher and published date.

SUBJECT LINE: Last Name, Genre, Title    

EXAMPLE: CHRISTIE Cozy Mystery AND THEN THERE WERE NONE

ATTACH the entire manuscript as either a Word .doc or .txt file. EMAIL TO: [email protected]

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

MALICE DOMESTIC

Bethesda, MD

malicedomestic.org

May 1-3, 2020

BOOKEXPO

New York, NY

bookexpoamerica.com

May 27-29, 2020

BOUCHERCON

Dallas, TX

Bouchercon2019.com

Oct 31-Nov 4, 2019

BOOKSELLERS & LIBRARIES

Henery Press titles are print-on-demand (no early print runs). To order, please access Ingram ipage. Our titles are available in trade paperback and hardcover (with dust jacket), and may be ordered approximately 60 days prior to release. Orders of new releases typically ship up to 10 business days before the on-sale date. However, Ingram does not guarantee delivery by the 10th day. For specific information, please contact your Ingram sales adviser.  


Legalese: Prices, discounts, and publication dates are subject to change without notice. All orders are subject to acceptance and availability. Orders will be filled at prices and terms effective on the date of shipment. Prices shown are MSRP; resellers may discount the books if they wish.

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HENERY PRESS PUBLISHING
3411 Preston Road Suite C13-301
Frisco, TX 75034

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