Interested in submitting book ideas to Agate? Here are the things we're most interested in considering this fall:

1. For our Bolden imprint, which is devoted solely to African-American writers: memoirs, autobiographies, and biographies for our "Bolden Lives" line, as well novels with strong literary voices that are alert to readers' appetite for great storytelling.

2. For our Midway imprint, nonfiction about the life and culture of Chicago in particular and the Midwest in general.

3. For our B2 imprint, we're always looking for books about improving workplace experience and improving workplace performance, but right now we're particularly interested in books about workplace culture, and peoples' experience of work.

4. For our Surrey imprint, health-oriented cookbooks are our staple, but right now we're also interested in books about food culture.

We welcome hearing from you! Please feel free to email us (no phone calls or hard-copy mailings, please) with your ideas, proposals, and manuscripts.