Guitar Methods 7447
Fingerpicking 13449
Flamenco 13441
Flatpicking 13443
Latin 13452
Resonator 13445
Rock & Blues 13446
Slide/Bottleneck 13448
Guitar: Fingerpicking 7472
Method 13293
Solos 13294
Tunebook 13295
Guitar: Flatpicking 7422
Method 13366
Solos 13367
Tunebook 13368
Guitar: Latin 7512
Method 13402
Solo 13403
Guitar: Resonator 7432
Method 13400
Solos 13414
Tunebook 13415
Chord 13074
Method 13075
Solos 13076
Tunebooks 13077
Banjo: 5-String 7330
Chord 12923
Method 12924
Solos and Duets 12925
Tunebook 12926
Banjo: Clawhammer 7337
Chord 12936
Method 12937
Solos and Duets 12938
Tunebook 12939
Banjo:Tenor 7340
Chord 12941
Method 12942
Solos and Duets 12943
Tunebook 12944
Dulcimer: Hammered 7371
Chord 12994
Method 12995
Solos 12996
Dulcimer: Mountain 7375
Chord 12998
Method 12999
Solos 13000
Harmonica: Chromatic 7516
Blues Harp 13082
Method 13062
Solos 13063
Harmonica: Diatonic 7517
Blues Harp 7518
Method 13065
Solos 13066
Tunebooks 13067
Method 13124
Organ 13123
Solos 13125
Songbooks 13126
Method 13143
Solos 13144
Tunebooks 13145
Accordion 7308
Concertina 7311
Melodeon 12914
Piano Accordion 7309
Bassoon 7352
Cello 7353
Duet/Ensemble 12952
Method 12953
Solos 12954
Tunebook 12955
Clarinet 7361
Method 12957
Solos and Duets 12958
Tunebook 12959
Flute, Fife and Oboe 7395
Fife 13034
Method 13028
Oboe 13035
Solos 13029
Tunebook 13030
French Horn 7405
Other String Acoustic 7561
Bajo Sexto 7562
Bowed Psaltery 7567
Charango 7563
Guitarron 7564
Lute 7565
Oud 7566
Sitar 7568
Tres 7569
Vihuela 7570
String Bass 7592
Tin Whistle 7596
Duets 13162
Method 13163
Solos 13164
Tunebooks 13165
Viola 7611
Method 13195
Solos 13196
Tunebooks 13197
Violin 7612
Method 13201
Solos 13202
Tunebooks 13203

How to Submit Works for Possible Publication?

Before submitting a work for consideration, we recommend that you examine Mel Bay's full product line as presented on our web site,, to get a clear idea of the type of books we publish. Please note that traditionally we have not published individual pieces of sheet music, contemporary pop vocal music, or band or orchestra music, but rather method books and solo anthologies of historically, stylistically or thematically related material. Our primary focus has been on original and public domain material arranged for solo instruments.

To avoid duplicating areas that we have already addressed thoroughly, we strongly recommend that you examine our product offerings before sending in your submission.

To evaluate projects and manuscripts for possible publication, we require that the following materials be submitted by mail:

1 . A copy, not originals, of your manuscript or proposal. It is not necessary to send a completed work, although you may if you wish. Three or four pieces from a collection or a table of contents and a couple of chapters from an instructional book will usually suffice depending on the nature of the work. (We may request a more complete submission for clarification if necessary. This does not imply acceptance of the manuscript for publication.) A professional-looking submission, printed from professional authoring software such as Adobe InDesign, is preferred. If this is not possible, send an orderly, clean and neatly handwritten manuscript. Do not send submissions in electronic format or on disk. While we appreciate an author's ability to provide computer files once a project is accepted, we cannot evaluate submissions in this format.

2 . A detailed statement of purpose showing:

                        a. what the book proposes to do;

                        b. what makes it unique or different from other publications; and

                        c. what the author views as the market or marketability of the item.

3 . A demo of the audio if possible

4 . A bio of the author

5 . Submissions will NOT be returned







Mail your packet to:


Mel Bay Publications, Inc.

Attn: William A. Bay

1734 Gilsinn Lane

Fenton, MO 63026

We do not discuss submissions until they have been received and evaluated.

Finally, we suggest that you approach a music publisher as a freelance journalist might approach a magazine editor. Don't spend a year preparing a complete manuscript only to find out that your subject matter has already been thoroughly addressed in an existing publication. Rather, send the materials listed above. These are really all we need to evaluate a project. While Mel Bay Publications, Inc. is not currently soliciting new manuscripts, we are always open to an original music publishing concept.