We are looking for both traditional reviews and lyric essays with a book or books at their center. If you are addressing multiple books, not all of them need to be newly released. For example, you might offer a retrospective across an author's work as you review the newest addition to the author's catalog. 

You are welcome to submit a completed review or a query along with links to published reviews. If you send a query and your query is accepted, we are happy to procure a copy of the book for you if you don't already have it.

We look forward to reading your submission!

Dear Writers,

YesYes Books is happy to announce our Open Reading Period for full-length fiction manuscripts. We will consider manuscripts in a broad range of genre and narrative style but in general we desire fiction of strong voice and ebullient imagination. Think Kelly Link, Octavia Butler, Noy Holland, Michael Cunningham, Terry Pratchett, Nnedi Okorafor, etc. We hope to publish from one to three fiction manuscripts from this reading period.

The details:
  • All submissions must be made through our Submittable system which will take entries starting on April 1 and ending on May 15. 
  • The $25 Reading Fee covers submission management and entitles you to one title in our current catalog (including preorders but excluding sold out titles or those available by subscription only). Please include your book choice and your mailing address in the Submittable cover letter.
  • Submit an excerpt consisting of up to 50 doubled-spaced and numbered pages of your novel, novella, or short story collection. You may include a cover letter with a summary of the project as a whole (not more than two pages) but such a cover letter is not required. Revisions are not allowed during submission period. You are welcome to withdraw and resubmit the sample but it will require an additional submission fee.
  • A brief bio in the cover letter is optional. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine (of course!), just let us know if your manuscript is picked up elsewhere by putting a note in the Submittable system.
  • Semi-finalists will be chosen by July 1 and will be invited to submit full manuscripts. Semi-finalist authors will be given two months from invitation to send in their full manuscripts.
Full-length publication with YYB comes with the following:
  • 40 author copies
  • $1000 advance toward royalties
  • 20%-30% royalties
  • $500 toward tour expenses

Email us at info@yesyesbooks.com if you have additional questions.

Thank you for considering YesYes Books for your work. We look forward to reading your manuscript!

KMA Sullivan
Publisher, YesYes Books

Dear Poets,

YesYes Books is happy to announce our Open Reading Period for full-length poetry manuscripts. We will publish at least one poetry collection from this reading period with the possibility of two more. We do not guarantee that we will publish more than one book from the annual OPR but historically we have published as many as four full-lengths from a single year's submission pool. Last year we chose two titles.

The details:

  • Submission period is April 1 - May 15.
  • All submissions must be made through our Submittable system.
  • The $25 reading fee covers submission management and entitles you to one title in our current catalog (including preorder titles but not including titles available only through subscription). Please include your book choice and your mailing address in the Submittable cover letter.
  • Manuscripts must include 48-120 numbered pages of poetry and a table of contents. An acknowledgements page is not required but can be included.
  • A brief bio in the cover letter is optional. 
  • Manuscript revisions are not allowed during the Open Reading Period. You are welcome to withdraw and resubmit your manuscript but it will require an additional reading fee.
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine (of course!), just let us know if your manuscript is picked up elsewhere by putting a note in the Submittable system.
  • All decisions regarding the submissions to this reading period will be made by September 1. All submitters will be contacted directly prior to a public announcement.
Full-length publication with YYB comes with the following:
  • 40 author copies
  • $1000 advance toward royalties
  • 20%-30% royalties
  • $500 toward tour expenses

Email us at info@yesyesbooks.com if you have additional questions.

Thank you for considering YesYes Books for your work. We look forward to reading your manuscript!

KMA Sullivan
Publisher, YesYes Books