We’re looking for a few good books….


Blue Merle Publishing is here to serve both the previously published midlist author, and the first time novelist. We specialize in canine fiction, cozy mysteries, and mature women’s fiction, but also consider humor, inspirational and suspense.  We  produce approximately ten original titles a year, and an unlimited number of backlist titles.  Series are strongly encouraged, but we are also always looking for that very special stand-alone novel.

We read only completed manuscripts.  Submissions are accepted electronically only. Query with the first five pages of your manuscript included in the body of your e-mail to  And be sure to read the submission guidelines.

We’re waiting to read the best book of the year.  Is it yours?