Third Rail Books


Author Submissions

Thank you for your interest in Third Rail Publications. We are a publisher of urban, graffiti, mural, street art, visual or popular art culture books with an emphasis on photography.

Unfortunately, Third Rail Publications does not accept unsolicited submissions for new titles. Any unsolicited manuscripts, proposals or query letters that we receive will not be returned, and Third Rail Publications is not responsible for any materials submitted. We recommend that you consult your local bookstore or library for sources that can direct you in locating an appropriate agent and/or publisher.

Manuscript proposals will only be considered through the following channels:

  • Agents
  • Publishers
  • Known Content Providers

Before submitting a proposal, please review this site to learn more about our current list and the kinds of books we typically publish. When submitting a proposal, please keep in mind that it may take up to three months for editors to review it. Outlined below are suggested materials to include with your proposal; the more information you can give us to understand your project, the better.

A proposal may include:

  • A cover letter giving a short description of the project and what materials are included in the submission.
  • A proposal, which includes an outline, introduction, art list, and sample text/chapters.
  • Sample illustrations or photographs.
  • A market analysis of the potential readership for your book, including a comparison to similar books.
  • Author biography and credentials.

If you wish to make a submission, please have your agent or representative send your manuscript, contact information, cover letter and sample photographs to the following address:

Third Rail Publications
5155 Blue Diamond Road
Suite 102 – 88
Las Vegas, NV 89139

Thank you for your patience and understanding.