Novel Submissions


Level Best Books is excited to announce plans to publish select full-length works in addition to their annual crime fiction anthologies

Submissions Open March 1, 2017

Submission Requirements:
We are seeking crime fiction novels in the following categories: mystery, thriller, suspense, historical, traditional, and contemporary. We are not considering works of erotica or science fiction at this time. Both authors represented by agents and un-agented writers are welcome to submit.
How to submit:
Please email the first 75 pages (roughly, do not break a chapter) and a brief synopsis of your completed, previously unpublished novel. Please do not submit samples of unfinished manuscripts.
  • Email your submission(s) to
  • Type “NOVEL submission” in the subject line of your email (without it attachments will not be opened). We have overlapping open submission periods for novels and anthologies so please be clear about what you’re submitting to. Submissions that don’t follow this requirement will be returned.
  • Please indicate if the work is a standalone novel or part of a series (completed or planned)
  • Include your name, address, phone number, email, title of your novel, total word count of your novel, and a brief summary of your publishing experience (if any) in the body of the email
  • Please paginate your submission (format page numbers in either the header or footer of the document)
  • Send as a Word attachment, double-spaced
  • We will promptly acknowledge the receipt of your submission