She Writes Press is an independent publishing company founded to serve members of She Writes, the largest global community of women writers online, and women writers everywhere. We are a curated press that’s both mission-driven (watch the video!) and community-oriented (read about why women love it!), aiming to serve writers who wish to maintain greater ownership and control of their projects while still getting the highest quality editorial help possible for their work. (Read more about what a curated press is here.) Every expert we work with has been hand-picked by She Writes Founder Kamy Wicoff and/or She Writes Press Publisher Brooke Warner. If you publish with She Writes Press, you will work with editors passionate about writers and writing, many of whom are writers themselves.
If you’re interested in publishing with us, we want to start by getting to know more about you and your book. We have designed an evaluation process that will put you on one of three publication tracks. Whether you end up publishing with SWP or not, we can provide you with expert coaching and editorial services to get your manuscript publish-ready. The submissions process is an opportunity for you to get an honest, professional assessment of your work. We will let you know what agents and acquisitions editors don’t: what’s not working and how to fix it.
If you have a Track 1 book (whether it arrives to us ready to publish or whether you work with one of our editors to get there), you can enter into a publishing agreement with us, in which you get the full services of our She Publishes Package, which includes custom cover and interior design, proofreading, e-publication conversion and e-book and POD set-up. Short-run print options are available (and advised for certain authors) but not included in the publishing package.
When you publish with She Writes Press, you get a transparent understanding of what you’re paying for, and the assurance that all projects published under the SWP brand will meet our editorial standards. You also enter into relationship with a community of authors whose collective expertise can support you in your journey, both professionally and personally. We strive to offer a collaborative experience and editorial excellence that—combined with your hard work—will result in books we can all take pride in.