The Wild Rose Press: Open to Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone | September 26, 2013

Updated May 2017

The Wild Rose Press is an established small press that publishes full-length manuscripts. They primarily publish e-books. Their longer books also receive a print release.

Initially, The Wild Rose Press only published romance novels but, as of January 2013, they started accepting queries for manuscripts that were not in the romance genre including women’s fiction, mystery or thriller, historical fiction, and erotica. They are still best known as a romance press, so take that fact into consideration when submitting.

People seem to have really mixed results when publishing with them. While the editorial team seems nice and prompt in most circumstances, there are a lot of other complaints including the amount of royalties authors receive. To learn more, please read the full thread here.

They only accept queries submitted via email. The company has several lines. Each line publishes books between a set of lengths. Rosette is between 7,500 and 20,000 words (e-book only), Miniature Rose is between 20,001 and 40,000 words in length (e-book only), Rosebud is between 40,001 and 65,000 words (e-book only), and Rose is between 65,001 and 100,000 words (e-book and print).

For the subject line of the email, use the term TWRP Query, the name of your manuscript, and the line in the company you are targeting. For example:  TWRP Query – Love Knows No Bounds – Scarlet Rose.

Write a query letter that provides a synopsis of your novel and also includes your personal information: name, email, contact information, and any pertinent writing background information. Make sure you include the word count of your manuscript.

They generally respond to queries within thirty days and to full length manuscript submissions within three months. Only send them your full-length manuscript for their consideration if they respond positively to your query letter.

You can visit their website here.