To query The Bindery about literary representation e-mail your book proposal to along with a cover letter. Please include a clear summary of your book concept, table of contents (primarily for nonfiction), author biography, at least two sample chapters, relevant contact information, and your publishing history. You are welcome to attach a full book proposal, and feel free to 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," for more detailed information about the most critical elements to include.