Editorial Services

If you're writing a book (or even planning a writing project) and all of your questions aren't answered here and here, consider using Lantern's editorial services to make your work the best it can be.

Environmental Standards

Lantern is honored to be a recipient of the highest standard in environmentally responsible publishing from the Green Press Initiative.


Contact Us


Lantern Books
PO Box 960
Herndon, VA 20172-0960

T: (703) 661-1594
F: (703) 661-1501


Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 - 5:00, EST

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

It is strongly advised that before you submit a manuscript to Lantern you are certain of the following items:
  • The manuscript is as complete and finished as you can make it
  • The subject matter is of interest to Lantern (i.e. conforms to one or more of the categories we publish)
  • The manuscript is not fiction, poetry, or a children's book: we do not publish these.
  • It is formatted in the way we would wish.
If your manuscript satisfies all of the above criteria, then you may direct it to Martin Rowe (see email address below) with a résumé, complete table of contents, relevant marketing information, and any other material that would be useful. If you do decide to mail to us at our Brooklyn office (address below) you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope. If you want your materials returned, please provide enough postage to do so.

For more information on submitting nonfiction book proposals to an editor, we recommend Thinking Like Your Editor, by Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato (Norton, 2002). For more information on publishing, we recommend So Many Books, by Gabriel Zaid (Paul Dry Books, 2003) and Seth Godin's Advice for Authors. For information on self-publishing, we recommend and How to Self-Publish a Book.


Lantern Books
128 2nd Place
Garden Suite
Brooklyn, NY 11231
T: (212) 414-2275 x 12
E: martin [at] lanternbooks [dot] com

Catalogs and Promotion

Lantern Books
128 2nd Place
Garden Suite
Brooklyn, NY 11231
T: 212-414-2275 x 12
E: martin [at] lanternbooks [dot] com

Foreign Rights

Sabine Weeke
T: +44 1 309 692138
E: rights [at] findhornpress [dot] com

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