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Kensington Publishing

New York, NY 10018



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Website: www.kensingtonbooks.com

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E-Mail: Yes

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from Marylandgal
Sep 13, 2022 12:25 am


Do they publish any cozy mysteries that are less than 70,000 words? When you see where it says to submit to certain editors it says "word count for mysteries is 75,000 - 100,000 words" but the other summary for the other editors doesn't say that.
from gcbarker
Aug 22, 2022 2:14 pm


Though not specified on their website, they aren't acquiring New Adult.
from letodd7
Aug 14, 2022 3:50 pm


Submitted query to Elizabeth May. Received auto reply that she’s out on maternity leave and to submit to another editor. I wish they had updated their website with this information. I did searches to be sure she was the one I wanted to submit to and made sure to customize my query with the reasons in which she would be a good fit.
from jessica
Aug 05, 2022 8:45 am


Authors, if you query Kensington and receive a full request, I warn you not to get too excited.

My experience with both WENDY McCURDY and ELIZABETH MAY: If either of these editors request your manuscript, you will never hear from them again. They will ignore any polite follow-ups.

Maybe editors at Kensington simply enjoy a free read at hardworking authors' expense.Unfortunate, but true. I am merely reporting my experience. Their unprofessional behavior leads me to wonder whether they gather manuscripts and use them for their own gain.
from bostonwriter
Jul 27, 2022 9:14 pm


Per their website: "We are currently not accepting Children’s, Middle Grade, Young Adult or Poetry submissions."

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