Submission Guidelines


George A. Vanderburgh, Publisher

159 Blue Mountain Maples
P.O. Box 50, R.R. #4
Eugenia, Ontario
Canada N0C 1E0

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  1. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
  2. We do accept proposals for books and outlines of books. Simply describe what you have or you wish to do and I will reply by email as soon as possible.
  3. We are not a general publishing house. We specialize in new and reprint books in the fields of Sherlockian studies, pulp literature, and Canadiana. We publish more fiction than non-fiction. We concentrate on reprinting works from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction (1890-1930) and focus on reprinting and collecting series characters in Pulp Literature before 1950.
  4. If your proposal or outline meets our editorial needs - and if we encourage you to submit your manuscript - send it by regular mail.
  5. The submission must include a covering letter with contact information and biographical details. Required, also, is a one-page synopsis of your manuscript or proposal, along with the table of contents, as well as the first two chapters or sections of the full work. Do not send the full work.
  6. No simultaneous submissions. We respond quickly.
  7. If you wish your submission returned, include return postage.
  8. We recommend that prospective authors spend at least fifteen minutes examining our website (www.batteredbox.com) to familiarize themselves with the five hundred books that we have already published.