Merit Press

Merrit Press Books was founded to publish intensely readable, highly suspenseful novels with protagonists who usually are young adults over the age of fourteen. These stories will happen in the real world, featuring young female (and sometimes male) heroes rising to meet the challenges of a complex contemporary time and place.

We do accept direct submissions as well as submissions from literary agents.

We don’t accept submissions in hard copy.

Send full or partial manuscripts 65,000 to 100,000 words and queries to




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