|If your query letter piques our interest,
we will request a formal proposal. Your proposal should
reflect the value you place upon your work. Use at least 20-pound
paper. Use a spellchecker, but don't depend on a spellchecker.
Have two or three readers review your proposal before sending
it out. Typographical errors, grammatical errors, missing pages,
or other sloppy mistakes can be fatal flaws.
Use a letter-quality printer with at least
10-pt. type, double-spacing each line with approximately 250
words to a page. Do not justify the right margin. At the left
margin of the page, half an inch from the top, include your
last name/keywords from the title. On the same line, flush
right, type the number of the page. Number pages consecutively
from 1 to the end of your proposal.
Package your materials carefully. Submit
your proposal unbound, without staples or paperclips. Use
a Tyvex envelope or other durable mailer. Include a self-addressed
stamped envelope for your proposal's or manuscript's return.
A nonfiction proposal is approximately
30-70 double-spaced pages long. Its purpose is to convince
an editor that you are the best writer for this project and
that you have the ability to drive the marketing and promotion
behind your book.
Your proposal should include the following
The Title Page should include only the
complete title, your name and professional affiliation where
appropriate, and The Rosenberg Group address.
Table of Contents for Proposal
This Table of Contents should outline all
the primary headings in the proposal including the sample