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Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Historical, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional
Representative Authors: 
Obi Kaufmann, John Muir Laws, Deborah A. Miranda
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book, Audio
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Publishers Group West/Ingram

Editorial Focus

Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher with a focus on California and the American West. We publish nonfiction books that explore history, celebrate Native cultural renewal, fight injustice, and honor nature. Take a look at our list of books (www.heydaybooks.com/books) to learn more about our areas of interest.

Tips From the Editor

For information on submitting a proposal to us, go to www.heydaybooks.com/contact and under "Click a section below for more information," click on "Submission Guidelines."

Please include the following in your submission:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and your qualifications.
  • A brief description of your project.
  • An annotated table of contents and list of illustrations (if any).
  • Notes on the audiences you are trying to reach and why your book will appeal to them.
  • A list of comparable titles and a brief description of the ways your book adds to the existing literature.
  • Estimates of your book’s expected length and your timeline for completing the writing.
  • A sample chapter.

Contact Information

Emmerich Anklam, Managing Editor
P.O. Box 9145
Berkeley, CA 94709
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Last updated: Oct 18, 2023