Getting Published: Finding a Publisher

This guide supports the writing and marketing of scholarly or literary works

Getting Started

Use the table of contents in the left margin for specific types of writing projects. These selected materials support writing and marketing of scholarly or literary works for publication. Library call numbers are provided and suggested MARQCAT subjects headings will lead to additional resources.

Before looking for books on the shelves, users are advised to check circulation status in MARQCAT. Users may recall books that are currently checked out by clicking on the blue "Recall/Hold" button in each catalog record, then completing the request procedure.

Related research guides that may be helpful include: Citation Help.

Finding a Publisher--Books

To find more books on getting published, use MARQCAT’s Subject Headings, such as Authors and Publishers; Authorship--Marketing; Book Proposals; Books--Marketing; Manuscript Preparation; Scholarly Publishing; and Self Publishing. Some titles in our collection include:

Featured New Books

Finding a Publisher--Directories

These directories provide contact and submission information, as well as subjects covered. 

Finding an Agent


Free searchable database of literary agents, including author resources on submitting manuscripts and writing query letters.