Q&A: Finding a Publisher for my Novel

Question: I hope that you can advise me, insha’Allah (God willing). I am working on a novel at the moment and am a bit lost as to how I should find and approach a publisher – and how I can get the book published. Who do you think would be best to contact with completed work? I tried looking on the Internet, but so many places ask for money to just read your work.

~ A sister in Islam

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  1. As-salamu Alaykum, Sister,

    This site lists many resources to help you on your journey to publication.

    First, check out this list of book publishers of interest to Muslim writers.

    Also see this list of literary agents who are actively seeking submissions from writers of Muslim heritage.

    What is the genre of your novel? If you write back, we can try to help you identify the right publisher or agent.

    However, you should NOT be paying any fees to have someone read your work. Reputable agents and publishers do not charge a fee to consider your work for representation or publication. Agents make their money by taking a commission from the sales of the book. Check out the AAR Canon of Ethics. Also see: The Case Against Reading Fees.

    Amel – MWC Admin
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