Manuscript Submission Guidelines
If you have a manuscript you'd like us to consider for publication, please review our guidelines for submitting materials. Also, please review our website to see if your work is appropriate for our list. We do not publish children's books, elementary textbooks, or novels.
Now that your proposal has been accepted by Heinemann, you'll need information on how best to prepare your manuscript and art for release.
Please review the Author Guidelines. It will give you, the author, direction on how best to present your manuscript to us once it is final. We cover everything from disk and art package preparation to a brief discussion of permissions. We explain what you will see as your book progresses, what you should do at each stage, and with whom you'll be working.
We've also included a Sample Art Chart to help you track your art and to release to us when your manuscript is completed.
Permissions / Form Release Letters for Authors
Please refer to our Author Guidelines for a detailed discussion of what needs permissioning and how to obtain those permissions. To help you, specific request forms have been developed both to save you time and also to provide legal protection for commercial publication of your book. We cannot accept permissions granted for requests sent on other forms or letters. We also cannot accept emailed permission; it must be an original, signed form. If applicable to your project, please use the following form letters: