Submissions

Here at Quirk, we’re always on the lookout for strikingly unconventional manuscripts and book proposals. A well-written novel with an off-the-wall editorial premise? That’s Quirk. A playful cookbook or craft book with cool photography or crazy illustrations? That’s Quirk, too. We publish across a broad range of categories—always with the goal of delivering innovative books to discerning readers.

Put more simply, we publish books that are smart, original, cool, and fun.

How can I submit my idea to Quirk?

The easiest way to submit your idea is to e-mail a query letter to one of our editors. The query letter should be a short description of your project. Try to limit your letter to a single page. If you have sample chapters, go ahead and include them.

You can also mail materials directly to our office. If you would like a reply, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. If you want your materials returned, please include adequate postage.

Our mailing address:

Quirk Books
215 Church Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Who should I contact?

See our “Who’s Who” page (under “Our Company”) for detailed information about our editors and their interests—or follow these helpful guidelines:

If your project involves fiction (adult, YA, or middle grade), humor, pop culture, history, sports, literature, sex, monsters, or “guy stuff,” send it to Jason Rekulak (jason at quirkbooks.com). 

If your project involves food or drink, parenting, pets, creative reference material, making stuff, how to do stuff, "girl stuff," or prime numbers, send it to Tiffany Hill (tiffany at quirkbooks.com).

If your project involves fiction (adult or YA) about falling in love, avoiding falling in love, books-within-books, unconventional narrative (epistolary, text-message-o-lary, diary novels, etc.), wordplay, smart teenagers, travel, or medievalists, send a query letter and the first chapter pasted into the body of the email (no attachments) to Blair Thornburgh (blair at quirkbooks.com).

Please only query one of us. And please don’t call us to follow up. We try our best to reply to all queries, and of course we always respond if we’re interested.