At SheBooks, our submissions process is more than just a transaction. You have the opportunity to get constructive feedback from reviewers who are in the business and who know exactly what agents and editors are looking for. (Some of them are, in fact, agents and editors themselves!) Our primary goal is to get your project ready for publication. If it already is, we’ll give you the green light. If it needs a bit more work, you’re going to find out why and what to do about it.
- Chick Lit
- Contemporary Fiction
- Edgy/Dark Fiction
- Literary Fiction
- New Adult
- Women’s Fiction
- Young Adult
Before submitting to SheBooks, please read about how our press works. To submit, please fill out the blank fields in the submissions form, and attach a Word or PDF file that includes the first twenty pages of your manuscript (see “Click Here to Submit” below).
Formatting specifications include:
- Common font (Times; Times New Roman; Georgia)
- 12-point font size
- Page numbers included
- Please label your file: LAST NAME_SUBMISSION.docx
At this point in the process, please do not send your entire manuscript.
We charge a $35 submission fee in order to assess whether or not your work is ready for publication. This is part of our vetting process, which we strongly believe will ensure the quality of your project and our ongoing list.
We are committed to bringing viable projects into the marketplace. If we determine that your manuscript is ready for publication, we will email you with a publication agreement and you will opt into one of our publishing packages. If we determine that your manuscript needs a bit more work, we will give you editorial feedback and a recommendation for what your next steps with SheBooks should be.
Once you submit payment below, you will receive an email confirmation that your submission has been received. Please allow up to six weeks for a response. And thank you for your interest in publishing your work with SheBooks.
Submit the first twenty pages of your manuscript for consideration.