Jerrod MacFarlane

Skyhorse Publishing

My Manuscript Wish List

Jerrod MacFarlane, Skyhorse Publishing 

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to Jerrod MacFarlane, Skyhorse Publishing: jmacfarlane@skyhorsepublishing.com

A nonfiction book proposal should consist of:

  • A brief query (cover) letter
  • A one-to-two page synopsis
  • An annotated chapter outline
  • Market analysis, including competitive research
  • A sample chapter or two
  • Your curriculum vitae (bio) including a list of all previous publishing credits

A fiction proposal should consist of:

  • A 50-page sample
  • A brief synopsis (250 words max)
  • Your curriculum vitae (bio) including a list of all previous publishing credits

Vital Info

Editor
Fiction: Graphic Novel, Historical, Literary, Short Story
Non-Fiction: Biography, History, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Science, Travel

Favorite sub-genres:
I'd like the next...

I am looking for fresh, intelligent fiction and nonfiction titles. I am particularly interested in books that address underreported issues in contemporary politics, investigate and bring novel insight to forgotten critical junctures in history, and titles that address the continued impact of class and race on contemporary society. I am also drawn to titles from non-American perspectives or which are formally adventurous, exploring new ways to tell stories. I also acquire fiction titles, with special attention to literary fiction with unique prose and/or that explores marginalized voices. Upcoming titles of note include: The Hard Light of Day, an investigation of culture and politics in the Australian outback from artist Rod Moss; The Confines of the Shadow, a fictive cycle and a modern Italian classic about the colonization of Libya from acclaimed author Alessandro Spina, translated by poet André Naffis-Sahely; and Without a Country, a searing investigation of the plight of America's veterans from renowned journalist J. Malcolm Garcia.


My favorites include...

Favorite books: A High Wind in Jamaica, Negroland, Turtle Diary, Note's from No Man's Land, Concluding, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, Vertigo, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, Bad Sex, Voyage of the Sable Venus, Garments Against Women, The Days of Abandonment, Limber, An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter, Citizen, Pulphead, White Girls, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Madness, Rack, and Honey, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Ice, The Ghost Writer, My Documents, Where I'm Calling From

Favorite films: Drive, Paths of Glory, The Great Beauty, Defending Your Life, Girlhood, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, The Graduate, Fantastic Mr. Fox, In the Loop, Take this Waltz, Force Majeure, Duke of Burgundy, Rear Window, Phoenix, Queen of Earth, Frances Ha, Metropolitan, Mad Max: Fury Road, Medicine for Melancholy, Before Sunrise, Hunger, It's Such a Beautiful Day, Princess Mononoke, A Prophet, A Summer's Tale

Favorite TV shows: Jane the Virgin,  Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. 23, Hannibal, Power, My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Nathan for You, Review, Battlestar Galactica, Master of None, The Knick, Blackish, Survivor's Remorse, Terriers, Arrested Development, Black Mirror, and Suits

Favorite albums: Modern Vampires of the City, Malibu, Is This It,   Emotion, Currents, Bows + Arrows, channel Orange, Yeezus, Are You Alone?, Quinn to New Relationships, Lemonade, Half Free, White Men Are Black Men Too, Helplessness Blues

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