No one needs the first amendment to write about how cute newborn babies are or to publish a recipe for strawberry shortcake. The first amendment was not intended for innocuous ideas or popular points of view. We at Barricade Books are committed to protecting the rights of serious authors to express even the most unpopular, outrageous and offensive ideas. Only then is total freedom of expression guaranteed.

It is our hope that the books contained on this site hold something for everyone. It continues our tradition of publishing quality non-fiction, with a frontlist full of unique titles and a strong-selling backlist.

Every time you buy a Barricade Books title, you do not just buy a book. You contribute to our struggle to support and strengthen the First Amendment.

Many Thanks,

The Barricade Books Staff

Submission Guidelines

We publish very little fiction. And we do not publish poetry or children’s books. We look for quality non-fiction manuscripts–preferably that lean toward the controversial. We are a publicity-driven publisher and look for books with authors who are committed to promoting themselves and their titles. Please review the titles on this site. Given the above, if you believe your material fits our list, send an outline, one or two chapters, and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to Carole Stuart, Barricade Books, 2037 Lemoine Avenue, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. Please let us know if you want your material returned. We will not respond to submissions sent without an SASE. We do not accept proposals on disk or via email.