Lyrical Press: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone | October 27, 2016

Lyrical Press is an electronic only imprint of Kensington, a large independent publisher. Kensington and Lyrical both publish mainstream novels and seem to put a fair amount of pressure on the author to promote their books. They publish a large number of books per year.

Lyrical publishes books in all romance genres (specifically suspense and historical novels with unique settings), compelling psychological suspense fiction, thrillers, women’s fiction, new adult, and cozy mysteries. They publish novellas, serials, and novels – all in eBook format.

I have heard mixed things about Lyrical, but many authors have had good experiences with them and have worked with them for years, not just for one book but for several, which in and of itself is a good sign. They work with agented and unagented authors.

I do not love the way their website is laid out, but it is easy to buy books on it, which is ultimately the most important thing.

When you submit to Lyrical you have two submission options. One is to submit through the submissions manager Submittable. The other is to submit directly to an editor via an email query. All of the editors have information about what they are looking about here, so that you know which editor to submit to, if you go that route. They have eight different editors working for them at this time.

If you do not hear back about your query in three months, consider your manuscript rejected.  From what I have heard they do often offer personal rejections. To learn more, visit their website here.