Submission Guidelines

Here at GRATUS, we’re always on the lookout for global minded manuscripts and book proposals. A well-written novel with a culturally adept premise? That’s GRATUS. A quirky design book or mouth watering cookbook with stunning photography or illustrations? That’s GRATUS, too. We publish with the goal of delivering fresh books to readers young at heart.

How can I submit my idea to GRATUS?

The easiest way to submit your idea is to e-mail a query letter to The query letter should be a short description of your project. Limit your letter to a single page. If you have sample chapters, go ahead and include them.

A literary agent is not required for submission. We will not consider manuscripts that are currently on submission to another publisher unless prior arrangements have been made with a literary agent. It may require up to three months or more for our editors to review a manuscript. If we take longer than three months to review your manuscript, we no longer require an exclusive submission.