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Submitting Your Manuscript
Because we work as a supportive community, we gather quite a bit of information to determine your compatibility with the group. We also want to determine how you may fit within our other programs, such as speaking at events and on podcasts. Things like these will be a good fit for some of our authors and not a fit for others. We want to know where your interests and skill sets lie. All the information is important to us, so please be detailed in your answers.
We DO NOT require an upfront fee or a reading fee, however we do require a fee once you’re accepted. This fee covers (in part) professional editing, cover design, formatting, press kit design, the book launch, publicity, and initial promotional fees. We do this because we do not want outside investors determining author royalties, how we market, where we sell books, or the level of author engagement. Once you are accepted, your contract will spell out these details. After this initial fee, you are not charged anything more.
Our Review Process
We can usually tell within the first page if you can craft a story or write engaging nonfiction, so wow us with your talent.
You will get a response email within ten days that tells you your material has been received. Please do not respond to this email, as responses are not monitored.
Once we have your material, if we do not believe your book is a fit for the company, we will send you an email letting you know. Be aware though that with the volume of manuscripts being submitted, it may take up to 90 days to hear back, though we’ll do our best to respond within 30 days.
Unfortunately, we don’t have the staffing to provide details as to why a manuscript isn’t a fit, so you’ll get the dreaded form letter. This doesn’t mean you can’t submit something new… and we love you anyway.
Please do not send emails until we begin correspondence with you, as we will not be able to reply.
Simultaneous submissions are not accepted. Multiple submissions from a single author are acceptable, though you need to fill out a form for each one. Please see the guidelines under “formatting.”
Additional Submission Information
All work must be original and not have appeared elsewhere unless all rights have reverted back to the author.
Established authors are welcome to submit as long as there isn’t an existing contract. Please include your publishing history in the fields provided in your forms. If you don’t have a publishing history, no problem.
If your manuscript is approved, our publisher will contact you to discuss a contract.