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At She Writes Press, 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.

Before submitting to She Writes Press, please read about how our press works. To submit, please follow the CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT button below and follow the instructions. We prompt you to upload the first twenty pages of your manuscript (please do not send the entire manuscript), and we welcome a synopsis and author biography (though these are not required fields. We also ask that you include in your cover letter (required) any details you’d like to include about whether your project has been previously edited and in what capacity. We’re interested in your thoughts about the state you think your project is in so we can better understand your journey to get here. We accept only Word or PDF attachments. Please label your file: LAST NAME_SUBMISSION.docx.

If you have any questions, please email submissions@shewritespress.com.

Formatting specifications include:
Common font (Times; Times New Roman; Georgia)
12-point font size
Page numbers included

We charge a $35 submission fee in order to assess whether or not your work is ready for publication. This is part of SWP’s 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 SWP publication agreement and you will opt into the She Publishes package. 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 She Writes Press should be. Please see How It Works for a detailed infographic on our process.