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Henery Press
Henery Press, LLC
Plano, TX 75024
469-298-2100
http://www.henerypress.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/HeneryPress
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Welcome to the Hen House

Henery Press is an award-winning publisher in the mystery/suspense genre focused on engaging stories with sharp twists and lively characters. We want every reader to enjoy a captivating story written by a talented author wrapped in a pretty package. All books are available in digital format (ebooks) and print (trade paperbacks) and may be found in popular outlets like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Copia, Kobo, iBookstore, as well as your favorite independent bookshop or local library. We pay royalties to our authors while offering editorial guidance, engaging cover artwork and a structured turn-key social media strategy. We’ve got high expectations up here in the Hen House and we pass the results along to you. Whether you’re swiftly turning the paper page or quickly tapping the turn page button, we hope we’ve whisked you away to someplace mysterious or dramatic, and always fascinating. Happy reading!

** How to Become a Henery Press Author

Browse our catalog, read the blurb, read an excerpt, read the book. If you think your manuscript fits right in, then please, give it a shot. We get pretty excited when new little birdies join the Hen House.

What do we want? Pretty much what every publisher wants: A tight story with interesting details and lively characters.

– We accept novellas and novels.
– We’re particularly interested in series for all genres.
– Your manuscript need not be new: we consider previously published work, including your backlist.
– We accept simultaneous submissions.

Genres

* Mystery (all subgenres including traditional, humorous, paranormal, and cozy).
* Thriller/Suspense
* Chick Lit (yeah, we said it)

– No YA or Middle Grade submissions unless they are mysteries, please

Standard formatting: Times New Roman 12 point font with 1 inch margins, double-spaced. Name, title and page numbers in the header at the top of each page.

Submission Package:

Email submissions only.

The subject line must be as follows: Last Name, Genre, Title.
– Example: GRAFTON Mystery A IS FOR ALIBI

Body of email:

– Include the word count, genre, title and a short but intriguing blurb.
– Introduce yourself with a short bio (nothing fancy, this need not be a resume), and be sure to note your social networking presence (website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, some other medium that’s just been invented, etc.).
– Indicate if your manuscript is part of a series and note the series status (if this is the first book, with books two and three complete, or perhaps book two is in the draft stage, etc.).
– If this manuscript was previously published, indicate the publisher and publish date.
– Attach the entire manuscript as either a Word .doc or .txt file.

EMAIL TO:
subs (at) henerypress (dot) com

** Quick Tip:

Submit when the story is ready, not when you’re ready. Make sure you’ve gone through the entire process: first draft, edits, revisions, edits, more edits, a few more edits, then a quick polish. Now submit for critiques (folks who will critique it honestly, not just pat you on the head) and let it percolate while you wait (write the next in the series!). Get it back, think carefully about the comments and suggestions, and revise like nobody’s business. Once you’ve tightened that baby within an inch of its life, polish it until sparkles. Carefully weed out grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, word mix-ups (like there and their) and typos. Take your time and make it shine.

Timeline: Submissions currently take 4-5 weeks.

** For general questions, please send a brief but detailed email and we’ll give you our best answers.
Email Us: info (at) henerypress (dot) com

** For media relations and review related information (press releases, hi res images, blurbs, pricing, etc.), feel free to contact us anytime. And for ARC requests, please email your bio and blog/reviewer stats and we’ll get right back to you.
Review Us: media (at) henerypress (dot) com

** If you’re a bookseller or library interested in carrying Henery Press books, send us a quick note — or you can find us in catalogs such as Baker & Taylor, Brodart, EBSCO, Ingram, Gardners, and the Espresso Book Machine..
Sell Us: sales (at) henerypress (dot) com

** We’re always looking for peppy peeps to join the Hen House team. If you have a passion for fiction, a sharp eye for grammar, and a knack for social networking, then email us your creative intro letter and resume. Preference goes to those who can drive to the our N. Dallas office, but not a requirement.
Intern with Us: careers (at) henerypress (dot) com


years experience: 10
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
DINERS, DIVES & DEAD ENDS by Terri L. Austin
LAST DINER STANDING
DINER IMPOSSIBLE

PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY by Larissa Reinhart
STILL LIFE IN BRUNSWICK STEW
HIJACK IN ABSTRACT
DEATH IN PERSPECTIVE (June 2014)

LOWCOUNTRY BOIL by Susan M. Boyer
** A USA TODAY Bestseller
** WINNER of the 2012 Agatha for Best First Novel
LOWCOUNTRY BOMBSHELL
LOWCOUNTRY BONEYARD (September 2014)

FRONT PAGE FATALITY by LynDee Walker
** An Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel
BURIED LEADS
SMALL TOWN SPIN (April 2014)

DOUBLE WHAMMY by Gretchen Artcher
** A USA TODAY Bestseller
DOUBLE DIP
DOUBLE STRIKE (October 2014)

BOARD STIFF by Kendel Lynn
** An Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel
WHACK JOB (May 2014)

ARTIFACT by Gigi Pandian
** A USA TODAY Bestseller
PIRATE VISHNU

CROPPED TO DEATH by Christina Freeburn
DESIGNED TO DEATH
EMBELLISHED TO DEATH (September 2014)

KILLER IMAGE by Wendy Tyson
MURDEROUS LOOKS (July 2014)

FORGIVE & FORGET by Heather Ashby
FORGET ME NOT
** A Golden Heart Nominee
NEVER FORGET (October 2014)

CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE by Annette Dashofy
LOST LEGACY (September 2014)

PILLOW STALK by Diane Vallere
THAT TOUCH OF INK
WITH VICS YOU GET EGGROLL (April 2015)

THE BREAKUP DOCTOR by Phoebe Fox
(June 2014)

MOST RECENT PURCHASES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Alice Loweecey's NUN TOO SOON, the first in the retooled Giulia Falcone Investigations Series, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2015

Susan O’Brien’s FINDING SKY, the first in the Nicki Valentine Mystery Series, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2014

Sybil Johnson’s FATAL BRUSHSTROKE, the first in the Aurora Anderson Mystery Series, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2014

KEY RIGHTS AND/OR ACQUISITION PERSONNEL
Kendel Flaum, Managing Editor, Art C. Molinares, EVP, Business Affairs
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