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PO Box 9145
Berkeley, CA 94709 

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1808 San Pablo Avenue, Suite A
Berkeley, CA 94702

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Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher with a focus on California and the American West. We publish nonfiction books that explore history, celebrate Native cultural renewal, fight injustice, and honor nature. Take a look at our list of books to learn more about our areas of interest.

If you think that Heyday would be an appropriate publisher for your manuscript, send us a query or proposal by email to editor (at) heydaybooks (dot) com (please include “Heyday” in your subject line, or your proposal may be discarded), or by post to Heyday, P.O. Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709 (please include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your submission materials returned). Our preference during the COVID-19 pandemic is for email submissions, which we are checking more frequently than submissions by post. Please include the following:

  • A cover letter introducing yourself and your qualifications.
  • A brief description of your project.
  • An annotated table of contents and list of illustrations (if any).
  • Notes on the audiences you are trying to reach and why your book will appeal to them.
  • A list of comparable titles and a brief description of the ways your book adds to the existing literature.
  • Estimates of your book’s expected length and your timeline for completing the writing.
  • A sample chapter.

We will do our best to respond to your query within twelve weeks of receiving it. No follow-up calls, please.

Do you publish books of fiction?

With occasional exceptions—particularly books that fit our Berkeley Roundhouse program—we do not publish fiction. In considering any Roundhouse submissions, we have a strong preference for Native voices.

Do you publish books of poetry?

No, we are not acquiring books of poetry at this time or for the foreseeable future.

Do you publish books of art and photography?

Heyday publishes some art and photography books that fit our mission. Because of high production and printing costs, publication requires outside funding, which the author is generally responsible for procuring. Please include information about funding sources and plans in your cover letter.

Do you publish children’s books?

Heyday occasionally publishes children’s books that fit our Berkeley Roundhouse program. Otherwise we are not currently acquiring children’s books outside of previously established series. In considering any Roundhouse submissions, we have a strong preference for Native voices.

Does my proposal need to be submitted by an agent?

We accept proposals from both agents and authors, and we do not give special preference to either.

Thank you for thinking of Heyday!

Heyday titles are distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West. Please contact your PGW/IPS sales representative for any questions or ordering information.

United States

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For Independent Bookstores, Higher Education, and Gift Account Inquiries:
Ingram Publisher Services
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For all Other Accounts:
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DO NOT SHIP TO SAN LEANDRO; this warehouse is now closed. Returns must include a packing list with full title and ISBN for each shipment.


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Subscription and Newsstand Accounts:
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Phone: (888) 881-5861

Review Copies, Press Releases, Catalogs

If you are a book reviewer, radio or TV program director or producer, or event coordinator and would like to request a catalog, press release, or review copy of a book, please send a detailed email to Be sure to include the following information:

  • Your name and title.
  • Your organization/publication.
  • Your mailing address.
  • Your e-mail address and/or phone number.
  • The words “CATALOG,” “PRESS RELEASE,” or “REVIEW COPY” in the subject heading with the title you are requesting, and whether or not bound galleys or uncorrected proofs are acceptable (in the event that bound books are not yet available).
  • A brief description of your organization, if you have never contacted us before. Sending us a recent sample issue of your publication is often very helpful (address to: Heyday, Attn:MEDIA/PUBLICITY,  PO Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709).

To request an interview with an author, or with publisher Steve Wasserman, please email the request, including detailed contact information and the proposed venue and time, to

Heyday publishes texts in a wide variety of academic fields, and our books are frequently adopted for use in college and university courses.

Desk and Review Copy Policies
If you have adopted a Heyday title for course use, please submit your request for a complimentary desk copy on your school letterhead or from your school’s email address. Include all relevant course information, including professor’s name, expected enrollment, course title, when the course will be taught, title of the book requested, whether the book will be a required text, and an address where the book should be sent. You may submit your request via email to from your school address; alternatively, you may mail your request to the following address:

Attn: Text Adoptions
PO Box 9145
Berkeley, CA 94709

Hardcovers are not available for review copies.

Students with Disabilities
Heyday will provide books in alternative formats, if requested by an educational institution, to serve the needs of students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. We will fulfill requests to the best of our abilities, although not all books may be available in alternative formats. Please address inquiries to You can also request a copy on Bookshare.

If you want to request permission to reprint or use text or images from our books, please click on the graphic below:

Heyday is not hiring at this time.