Submissions Guidelines

Viva Editions publishes books that inform, enlighten, and entertain. Viva books open hearts and minds. Viva authors are practical visionaries: people who offer deep wisdom in a helpful manner. You can be frugal AND fabulous. You can be thankful for what you have. You can take risks and achieve your long-held dreams. Your relationships can be better than ever. And, you can simply have more fun. You can take a leap of faith and change your life, knowing it is never too late for positive action.

Viva focuses on expansion, courage, and joy in life. In short, Viva is about the very best in the human spirit. As publishers, we need to be aware of the different economic environment we are publishing in—and respond to what people really need. Now is the time to refresh thinking and stripped-down self-help books that cause inspiration to spring into action. These hard times can create community, and so we invite you into the Viva community. Bring your ideas, questions, and suggestions—because we want to hear from you!

If you wish to submit a book proposal, please follow the following guidelines. All proposals should be emailed to Karen Thomas at Please include a CV, a list of previous publications, and the first chapter of the book in the body of the email. In an attachment, please include the manuscript, in either MS Word or PDF format.

If you wish to mail in your proposal, please mail it to:

Attn: Karen Thomas
Viva Editions
101 Hudson St. 37th Floor, Suite 3705
Jersey City, NJ 07302

We appreciate your patience in receiving replies; we ask that you allow eight to ten weeks for a response. Please do not call us in regards to manuscript submissions.

Although we are interested in seeing what you like to write, we also want to know what you’d like to read! So, write to us! Send us your thoughts via email to Karen Thomas or send us a letter! We’re looking forward to it.