Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group - Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group welcomes submissions pertaining to music and the performing arts.

Proposals should be sent by e-mail. Please attach your proposal as a separate Word document or PDF.

As a first step in submitting a manuscript, we recommend that you send a book proposal consisting of the following items:

  1. A note describing the purpose and audience of your book, along with your background and qualifications
  2. An outline or table of contents and an estimate of the length of the completed manuscript in numbers of words
  3. A sample chapter or two
  4. Sample illustrations as well as an estimate of the total numbers and types of illustrations planned for your book
  5. Your schedule to complete the book

Due to the large volume of submissions, you may not receive a response from us.

Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group does not accept any songs, sheet music, musical scores, music manuscripts, or recordings for publication consideration.

Very best wishes for the success of your writing project.

Carol Flannery,
Editorial Director
submissions@halleonardbooks.com