We are an imprint with a mission and a purposeTo publish bestselling books that rise above the noise, impact the global conversation, and inspire readers to live their own deeply meaningful lives and move humanity forward. Our books will take you out beyond, into the open field of life.

We will meet you there.

Publishing from the Open Field

The Chair and the Valley: A Memoir of Trauma, Healing, and the Outdoors

by Banning Lyon (June 2024)
Now Available for Pre-Order! 

The Chair and the Valley is a raw, gut-wrenching, and amazing story about healing from trauma and starting over. It is a testament to the importance of chosen family, the restorative power of nature, and the strength it takes to build a new life in the face of fear and doubt.

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It’s Not You: Identifying and Healing from Narcissistic People

by Dr. Ramani Durvasula (February 2024)
Instant NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller

Deeply compassionate and revelatory, It’s Not You examines how narcissists hijack our wellbeing and offers a healing path forward. Drawing on more than 20 years of studying, teaching, and helping clients navigate the landscape of narcissism, Dr. Durvasula unpacks the oft-misunderstood personality, showing how to identify the telltale signs that you may be dealing with a narcissist and protect yourself from their toxic influence.

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RENEGADE: Defending Democracy and Liberty in Our Divided Country

by Adam Kinzinger with Michael D’Antonio (October 2023)

Once a rising star of the Republican Party, Adam Kinzinger became a traitor when he voted to impeach Donald Trump after the January 6 attacks on the Capitol. Now he shares a gripping firsthand account of the events that led to this moment, and the sacrifice required to do what is right. In Renegade, an instant New York Times bestseller, Kinzinger tells his story of faith, service, and political duty in a democracy under siege. 

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LIFE WORTH LIVING: A Guide to What Matters Most

by Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, and Ryan McAnnally-Linz (March 2023)

Named after its authors’ highly sought-after undergraduate course at Yale, Life Worth Living is a guide to defining and then creating a flourishing life, and answering one of life’s most pressing questions: how are we to live?

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NO FILTER: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful 

by Paulina Porizkova (November 2022)

Writer and former model Paulina Porizkova pens a series of intimate, introspective, and enlightening essays about the complexities of womanhood at every age, pulling back the glossy magazine cover and writing from the heart.

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THE CALL TO UNITE: Voices of Hope and Awakening 

edited by Tim Shriver and Tom Rosshirt (March 2021)

From some of our most prominent spiritual and religious leaders, poets and thinkers, singers and writers, a book of wisdom to light our way in dark times.

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THE WAY OF INTEGRITY: Finding the Path to Your True Self

by Martha Beck (April 2021)
A NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller

Bestselling author, life coach, and sociologist Martha Beck explains why “integrity”–needed now more than ever in these tumultuous times–is the key to a meaningful and joyful life.

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COMING SOON:

THE CHAIR AND THE VALLEY by Banning Lyon (Summer 2024)

THE JOY YOU MAKE by Steven Petrow (Fall 2024)

 

MEET US IN THE OPEN FIELD

MARIA SHRIVER, Publisher
BRIAN TART, President, Publisher, btart@penguinrandomhouse.com
MEG LEDER, Editorial Director, mleder@penguinrandomhouse.com
AMY SUN, Senior Editor, asun@penguinrandomhouse.com
NINA RODRIGUEZ-MARTY, Editor, nirodriguez-marty@penguinrandomhouse.com

 

Have a manuscript you’d like to submit?

The Open Field does not accept unagented submissions, proposals, manuscripts, illustrations, artwork, or submission queries at this time. This includes submission of work previously published elsewhere. We are also unable to provide draft support, translation, or ghostwriters for aspiring authors. If you would like to have your work or manuscript considered for publication by a major book publisher, we recommend that you work with an established literary agent. Each agency has manuscript submission guidelines. You may wish to refer to The Literary MarketPlace (the LMP), a reference guide that contains a listing of literary agencies. It can be found in most libraries. Another excellent source is The Writer’s Market, which you should be able to find in a local bookstore or library. You can also visit their Web site at http://www.writersdigest.com for more information.

If you are an agent submitting a proposal to The Open Field, please email TheOpenField@penguinrandomhouse.com and know it may take up to sixty days for a response. We cannot return proposals, but we will not save any proposals we do not pursue. We can only consider detailed proposals that are unique and original to the author making the submission.

If you have an unagented manuscript you’d like to submit, please email ali@dupreemiller.com and put “Open Field Press submission” in the subject line. Thank you for your interest!