To query The Bindery about literary representation, e-mail your book proposal, along with a cover letter, to Please include the following: a clear summary of your book concept, the table of contents (for nonfiction), an author biography, at least two sample chapters, relevant contact information, and your publishing history. You are welcome to attach a full book proposal and include sample chapters in the body of the e-mail itself, following your query letter. We will review every submission. However, if you have not heard back from us after 10-12 weeks have passed, please consider our response to be a "pass."

For more information on creating a book proposal, check out the article "The Anatomy of a Compelling Book Proposal," which also details the most critical elements to include.