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 elements:

Title Page

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 chapters.