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Dear Author,

Thank you for considering Western Edge Press/Sherman Asher Publishing.

You may submit your query letter by email to

Keep it brief and indicate how it fits into our list and what audience you already have, and how you intend to reach them. We are not looking for first books of poetry or fiction, unless exceptional and you can show a published track record.  If we are interested you can send a full proposal as per below.

Please include the following with your hard copy proposal:

  • 1-2 page cover letter outlining book, intended audience, how you plan reaching them, your
     selling points, and competing and comparable titles
  • Resume of publishing, personal and professional history
  • Synopsis and table of contents
    Introduction and a chapter or two
  • Photo copies of illustrations
  • Note if permissions are required and secured
  • SASE if you want materials returned.
    It may take several months as we are a small staff.



We are looking for:

  • nonfiction

  • Creative nonfiction

  • literary fiction

  • cookery

  • herbal medicine

  • history

  • craft

  • folk lore

  • folk art - general

  • regional Hispanic, Native American,
    and Jewish

We are not looking for:
  • New Age
  • Self help
  • inspirational
  • genre fiction
  • Poetry from new authors

Please review our Website to see if you think your book is a good match.

You'll notice, Sherman Asher is a literary imprint, while Western Edge Press is mostly Western non-fiction. 

Due to a small staff size, we ask your patience as response time may be slow

Thank You,

Jim Mafchir


Western Edge/Sherman Asher Publishing

126 Candelario St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Telephone: 505 988-7214