Submissions Policy

If you are an author who has at least one book commercially published, and/or are referred by an Alive Communications client or close contact, we invite you to email your query to Submissions@alivecom.com.

Your submission should include:

  • The name of your book in the email subject line
  • A brief author biography (including recent speaking engagements, media appearances, social media platform statistics, and sales histories of your books)
  • The name of the Alive Communications client or contact referring you, if applicable
  • A synopsis of the work for which you are seeking agency representation (including the target audience, and sales and marketing hooks)
  • The first three chapters of your manuscript

We ask that you not send multiple submissions.

If you meet the guidelines above and we are interested in learning more about your project, we will respond to your query letter, via email, within 6-8 weeks.

Note: Because of the large number of manuscripts the agency receives, we cannot respond to queries which do not meet the above criteria. We do not return any unsolicited queries that arrive at our offices via USPS, even if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included. We are not responsible for any unsolicited materials that arrive at our offices. Please do not send any materials, manuscripts, or sample books unless you are specifically requested to do so by the Submissions Director or one of our agents at Alive Communications.