Prodigy Gold Books

Many authors are born, but few are born prodigies.

Submissions Guidelines

We publish literary fiction, YA, mystery/thriller/suspense and sci-fi novels. We do not want short stories, short story collections, novellas, or poetry. The average length of the novels we publish varies but is almost never less than 55,000 words. Please adhere to the following guidelines, as we look to how well you handle the submission process in deciding if we're interested in publishing your novel.

E-mail us a cover letter and a full one-page single spaced synopsis of your novel to [email protected]  Also attach the first 30 pages of your manuscript. The manuscript should be on 8 1/2" x 11", double-spaced, with at least 1" wide margins all around. Number your pages consecutively, and put the title of your novel and your name at the top of each page. 

Very important: Please type your name, address and phone number in the upper right hand corner of the first page of your manuscript. Right under this, please put the length of your manuscript in number of words.

We do publish first novels if they are of professional quality. A literary agent is not required for submission. However, we frown upon unprofessional looking submissions.

It may require up to one month or more for our editors to review a submission and come to a decision to request your entire manuscript. We will notify you when we have received your manuscript excerpt and the one-month begins from that day.

It is not necessary for you to register or copyright your work before publication?it is protected by law as long as it has not been published. When published, we will copyright the book in the author's name and register that copyright with the Library of Congress.

Please send manuscripts questions to:


Jon Henry 

Prodigy Gold Books
[email protected]

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