Submission Guidelines

Jan Kardys, Literary Agent

Black Hawk Literary Agency, LLC

PO Box 176 Redding Ridge, CT 06876

Office: 203-938-7405


Please send a query letter of no more than three pages, which includes your credentials or biography and a detailed explanation of what makes your book unique.  Please explain why there is a market for your book.


Manuscripts Mailed: If we request to see your manuscript, it should be mailed to the address shown on the left hand page. Kindly include a self-addressed stamped envelope for our reply, which generally takes six to eight weeks. Email submissions are required and only on special written request will printed manuscripts be accepted.


Guidelines for fiction: 1. Plot synopsis. 2. Previous publishing history (if any). 3. Paragraph about yourself (bio).4. Contact information: name, address, phone, fax, and email address.


Guidelines for nonfiction: 1. Synopsis, along with relevant history of the subject or your expertise in that subject area. 2. Previous publishing history (if any). 3. Paragraph about yourself (bio). 4. Contact information: name, address, phone, fax, and email address.


To expedite my comments: If you audiotape the first six chapters and send it to us on a disc, we may be able to respond within three weeks. If your material interests us, we will request the entire printed manuscript. Printed manuscripts take longer to review.



Query letters may be sent via email to: SubmissionsJanKardys@gmail.com