- Art & Architecture
- Biography & Memoir
- Bodywork & Somatics
- Children's Books
- Current & World Affairs
- Food, Diet & Nutrition
- Health & Healing
- Martial Arts
- Nature & Sustainability
- Psychology & Self Improvement
- Science & Cosmology
- Social & Cultural Studies
- Sports & Fitness
Thank you for your interest in North Atlantic Books. Please note that unsolicited manuscripts account for only 5 percent of our publications. The vast majority of what we publish comes from a proactive acquisitions program. We are a nonprofit (501c3) publisher, and our publications must reflect our mission statement.
Niche areas dominate our publishing. We are most interested in holistic and alternative health, bodywork, somatics, healing practices, raw food, healthy eating and nutrition, sustainability, ecology, spiritual practices, new consciousness, and martial arts. We also publish some social sciences, lifestyle, and political titles, but these generally have to overlap with one of our other categories. We prefer books that focus on a single practice or tradition, rather than general overviews of a broad subject area. For our martial arts imprint, we are most interested in documentations of specific lineages, translations of historical documents, and in–depth examinations of specific techniques and practices.
See NAB Communities for further information about and examples of our subject areas of interest.
Please do not submit:
You may note that we do publish poetry, fiction, photography, and art, but we do not publish unsolicited poetry, fiction, photography, and art.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you let us know the status of the manuscripts submitted to other publishers.
To submit: Send a proposal for your book by regular mail. We do not encourage proposals by e–mail. Queries don’t describe books fully enough, so don’t send a query. We rarely accept books that are not yet written and do not encourage submissions from agents on proposal only.
The proposal should include as much of the following as it is feasible and expedient to include:
Enclose a self–addressed stamped envelope for our response to your proposal. Without this, you will not hear from us. To receive any materials back, enclose a self–addressed, stamped mailer. Please do not send original artwork or irreplaceable documents; we cannot assume responsibility for these.
Address queries and submissions to:
Please do not attempt to contact us by phone or by email, especially to see if we’ve received your manuscript. Due to the volume of proposals we receive, it may take three to six months for us to get back to you.