Submission Guidelines

High Tide publishes titles on:

Person-Centered Planning

Behavioral Health

Intellectual and developmental disabilities

Positive Psychology

Nonprofit management

Leadership and management

We would be pleased to review your proposal. Please send a one–page query, giving a brief overview of the book, the intended audience, why you want to write on the topic and why you are qualified to do so. Get us excited and we will request a book proposal. We love to read new ideas. Please do not send a complete manuscript until we ask. 

Look through the High Tide books, and review the types of books we publish. Our mission is to educate and to promote best practices in the fields of human services, education, and healthcare. Most of our authors work in their fields; they are experienced, creative and articulate practitioners who offer guidance and wisdom to others.

Note: when submitting via e-mail, please give us an overview of your book, the audience for it and your background. Please don’t send attachments unless invited to do so.

Please send printed queries/proposals to:

Anne Ward – Director of Publications
High Tide Press
101 Hempstead Place Suite 1A
Joliet, Il 60433

Please send email proposals to
Submissions @

Should we request a book proposal from you, please send:

A one-page overview of the book

Two or three sample chapters

A chapter-by-chapter outline

Overview of photos or illustrations

Author’s background / credentials

Target completion date

Author’s contribution to marketing

Word count

Audience and market information should include:

Who is the audience? What is the market for your book and how many potential buyers? Who wants this book and why?

How does your book help the reader?

How will this book benefit the buyer? What need does it fill for the target market?

What makes your book unique?

What does your book offer that similar books do not? More information? More comprehensive? Easier to use? Why buy your book over the others? What existing titles compete with your book?

How will this book appeal to special markets/audiences?

List any special markets your book may have outside regular trade book channels (bookstores). Could sales result from your contacts—associations, organizations, corporations, groups, hospitals, treatment centers, workshops, seminars or speaking engagements? Which magazines or professional/trade journals may review your book or print articles by you which in turn promotes the book? Do you have specific ideas for marketing your book? Are you presenting workshops or speaking at events? Do you have an authors web site? Social media? How willing are you to be active in marketing your book?

We appreciate your interest in High Tide Press and look forward to reviewing your submission. If you have clarifying questions please email submissions @