Women’s Fiction

April 25, 2019

Shadow Mountain: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Shadow Mountain is an imprint of Deseret Books. Both publishers are Mormon, but  Deseret Books focuses more on producing faith-based content. Shadow Mountain publishes primarily fiction and they have published a number of New York Times bestselling books. Because the company is Mormon run, books have to be approved by in-house censors in order to be published….

March 14, 2019

Literary Wanderlust: Accepting Submissions

Updated March 14th, 2019 Literary Wanderlist is a Denver based independent publisher. They were founded in 2014 and they publish print and digital books. They publish a wide range of books, from chick lit to short story collections. You can get a feel for what they publish here. They do not publish books aimed at…

July 19, 2018

Black Opal Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED JULY 30TH, 2019 – They have gone through some recent upheval in terms of new ownership and employees. I cannot disclose details at this time, but I would not advise anyone to approach them at this time. I will update as soon as I hear more. They accept all romance genres, including paranormal and…

November 16, 2017

Head of Zeus: Accepting Manuscripts Submissions

Head of Zeus is a UK based print publisher that was founded in early 2012. They publish a wide variety of work including non-fiction, literary fiction, general and genre fiction. They have a number of imprints and have good distribution in the UK. A number of the books they have published have been subsequently picked…

February 16, 2017

Loveswept & Flirt: Now Accepting Book Manuscript Queries

January 2019: Loveswept announced over Twitter, that they are going to close. Website not updated yet. No updates on Flirt, but they are not included in the 2019 Manuscript Publishers Guide. Loveswept and Flirt are Random House’s digital only imprints focused on romance and women’s fiction. They are accepting queries for submissions in contemporary romance,…

November 17, 2016

Kensington Publishing: Now Accepting Book Queries

This large independent publisher is based out of New York. They publish a wide variety of mainstream fiction and nonfiction books, with a particular focus on romance. They publish an average of 600 books a year, so they accept a lot more submissions than most independent publishers. To get a good feeling for what they…

October 27, 2016

Lyrical Press: Accepting Manuscript Submissions

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…

July 21, 2016

Desert Breeze: Now Seeking Romance Manuscripts

Desert Breeze is an ePublisher that primarily publishes romance novels although they do dabble in other genres such as women’s fiction and Christian fiction, with or without romantic elements. Much of the romance they publish is cross-genre and incorporates elements of various genres ranging from steam punk to modern cowboy. They have been around since…

December 10, 2015

Henery Press: Book Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Updated October 16th, 2018. They are no longer accepting unaganted submissions with three exceptions. Henery Press is a small publisher that focuses on publishing mystery and chick lit. Their mysteries are generally on the cozier side. They publish print and electronic editions of their books. A number of their books have sold well on Amazon….

June 11, 2015

Crooked Cat: Now Accepting eBook Submissions

Updated February 2019 – An author contacted us with information about them that made it clear that the contract they have authors signs contains some unfair clauses. Updated September 2018 – They have declared themselves closed to submissions. They still appear to be publishing new books. Crooked Cat is a multi-genre e-book publisher, that has…

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