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Thank you for your interest in White Mane Publishing Co., Inc. and its subsidiaries. Our publishing company consists of three imprints:

WMWhite Mane Books™
Publishes quality, non-fiction, military history titles for the avid collector.

 

BSPBurd Street Press™
Publishes general, non-fiction, military history books for the pure enjoyment of reading history.

 

WMKWhite Mane Kids™
Publishes historical based children's fiction for middle grade and young adult readers. Each book contains accurate historical information while captivating the readers with fascinating stories. White Mane Kids™ does not, however, publish picture books at this time.

How to Submit

If your submission fits one of the above categories, you can choose to send proposal materials via one of two ways. Either print and postal mail the materials to us (see Option 1) OR send them over the Internet using our online form (see Option 2). When received, a proposal review is generally completed in one (1) month. Manuscript review by our acquisitions board may take 3-4 months.

Option 1: Send via Postal Mail Carrier

Download and print out the Proposal Guidelines form. Fill out the form and mail it along with your materials to the mailing address listed below. Along with basic contact information, the Proposal Guidelines form requires you submit the following:

1. The Title of the Manuscript

Your complete title and/or optional subtitle.

2. Statement of Purpose

A brief paragraph describing why you feel this topic is important. What new information, insights, or approach does your work add to existing works on this topic?

3. Marketing Ideas

A brief paragraph outlining the marketing potential of your work. What types of contacts have you made in this field? Indicate any organizations or associations that may help in promoting the book.

4. A Sample Dust Jacket Paragraph

A brief paragraph that describes your book to a potential buyer.

5. General Manuscript Information

Include the number of photographs/illustrations, number of maps, page count and word count. Also, does your book have a bibliography and/or index?

6. How were you referred to White Mane?

If possible, please tell us how or where did you find out about White Mane Publishing Co., Inc.?

Download Proposal Guidelines form
(PDF PDF, 28 KB)

IMPORTANT: While every care will be taken of your submission, we cannot be responsible for loss or damages, whether it be in our possession or in transit. If you are concerned about receipt of your materials, please send it by a carrier that provides tracking services. Also be advised that we will only return materials when a self-addressed stamped shipping envelope with adequate postage is enclosed.

Please mail the completed Proposal Guidelines form and your materials to:

Attn: Acquisitions Department
White Mane Publishing Co., Inc.
73 W. Burd St.
P.O. Box 708
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Option 2: Submit Electronically over the Internet

Before proceeding to the online submission form, please review the conditions below and make certain your files meet the prerequisites. Be prepared to provide contact information and a valid email address. You will have the option to send up to 3 files containing your proposal material.

  • There is a 5-megabyte (MB) file size limit. Any files larger than 5 MB will not be sent!
  • DO NOT send pictures. Photographs and illustrations should be of a higher quality and resolution. They should be excluded from a digital manuscript and be sent later on a separate storage media, such as CD-Rs, or accessible to us publicly online. They are not necessary for your proposal and will often increase the size of your manuscript file.
  • DO NOT upload compressed archives such as ZIP (.zip) or Stuffit (.sit, .sitx), nor program binaries such as Windows Executable (.exe) or Mac Application (.app) files. For security reasons these files are ignored and deleted.
  • We only accept proposal materials saved in the following word processor and/or document file formats:
    • Rich Text Format (.rtf) - Preferred format
    • Microsoft Word (.doc)
    • Microsoft Works (.wps)
    • Apple iWork Pages (.pages)
    • ClarisWorks/AppleWorks (.cwk)
    • Plain Text (.txt)
    • Adobe PDF (.pdf)

IMPORTANT: In the event that your submission fails to send or you do not receive a confirmation email from White Mane Publishing Co., Inc. for whatever reason, please contact us. You may be asked to resend it again or have it sent via a postal carrier (Option 1).

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