Submission Guidelines

The following are the submission guidelines for Lammi Publishing.

Genres That We Publish.


We are primarily interested in Canadian military history.  We interpret this broadly to involve war, peacekeeping operations and any other activities that Canadian forces have been involved in, as well as those that have taken place on Canadian soil.  This can include memoirs and autobiographies of participants, as well as secondary accounts studies of campaigns, personalities, and the like.  We are not at this time interested in books on uniforms and weapons.  That would primarily be made up of images.  We will consider other military history or general history topics on a case-by-case basis.


Lammi Publishing is interested in commercial fiction with military themes. This could be a series of detective novels where the protagonist is a veteran. It could be a historical novel set during wartime. It could be a psychological narrative of a veteran with an OSI. The possibilities are considerable.

That being said, we only publish novels that adhere to basic structuralist conventions (three-act structure with a character arc and a definable plot). Your protagonist has to learn something and fundamentally change through the course of the novel. Those changes come about from the events of the story. When you submit a novel to us, the first thing you’ll get back is a few charts to fill in, showing the character arc and progression of your story from inciting incident to pinch points, climax, and resolution. All of this is intended to ensure that your work is as commercially viable as possible. We want your book to appeal to readers and appear professional and polished to critics.

As a history publisher we also always adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style; that is non-negotiable. We are not interested in avant-garde, experimental, or postmodernist fiction. If you want to publish with us, the expectation is that you will cooperate with the editor to refine your novel into one that has the very best chance of commercial success.

Length of manuscript can be anything more than 60,000 words. Though ideally 80–100,000 words is typical for a manuscript. Very large works may be broken up into smaller volumes.

We accept unagented that manuscripts.  We will publish works that had been previously published, provided that the rights have reverted to the author.

All manuscript editing is done through the track changes version of Microsoft Word or compatible wordprocessor. Files to be exchanged through email attachment. No other method or service to be used. We regret that we are unable to provide technical assistance on the use of wordprocessing software.


We require exclusive worldwide English language electronic rights to all formats. As well as print-on-demand paperback rights.  The duration would be for a fixed period of time,  no it is not  term  of copyright.

Royalties are based on a net percentage of royalties receive from distribution channels or our credit card processor  after publisher expenses..  Percentage is to be negotiated, though we do endeavour to pay higher than the publisher average.  We do not pay advances at this time.

Formatting Your Manuscript

We accept Microsoft Word files.

Include a title page that consists of the following:

Left justified, the following at the top:

  • Your name (that you would like the check made out to).
  • Number of words in the work rounded to the nearest 5000.
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • E-mail

Center the following

  • Author named {as it would appear on the cover}
  • Proposed title of work

Text format

  • 12 font (Courier or Times New Roman)
  • Double space
  • 1-inch margins
  • Indent paragraphs. Do not include blank lines between them, with the exception of a block quote.
  • Citations should be based upon the Chicago Manual of Style notes and bibliography  see the quick guide for examples.
  • End notes should be used instead of footnotes.