We are open for any and all submissions, but are seeking speculative fiction or romance genres above other genres.
Please read below for more information.
All submissions are handled electronically.
At this time, we can only accept submissions from US residents.
You will have to provide a legal name and valid email address. If you do not use Google, you may have to create a Google account. You can link a Google account to your existing email address. See here for more information, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
While not required, you can also provide a pen name, the approximate length of your work, and the genre of your work. We currently specialize in speculative fiction and romance, but will consider all genres for publication.
After completing the form, you should upload either a Word, Google Doc, or PDF of your work. Please send ONLY the first chapter OR the first 3,000 words, whichever works best. If you have a query letter prepared, you may upload that instead of OR with your work.
Someone from Authors for Authors will contact you within 5 business days confirming receipt of your submission. At this time, we will provide you with an estimate for when you should hear back from us regarding your work.
How do I submit a work?
Please read the Submission Guidelines above, then click here to submit your work.
What if I have problems with the submission form?
How long does it take to hear back about a submission?
We will provide you with an estimate about when to hear back once we receive your submission. Unfortunately, this will depend on how many submissions we have at the moment, so it will vary. If more than 5 business days have elapsed and you have not received an email confirming receipt of your submission, please contact us here.
Are there any criteria for being published?
No! We are excited to help all authors realize their publication dreams. Please provide your best, polished work for submission. As a note, we do specialize in speculative fiction and romance, so if we do not feel we can adequately support a work outside of that genre, we'll let you know.
Do you send out form rejections?
No! Form rejections are dehumanizing and disheartening. As a community of authors, we believe in affirming and developing talent, so every submission will receive a personalized response. If your work is not accepted for publication, we will let you know where to revise and improve your work, and even help you find resources to workshop and edit it. If your work is outside our specialization, we may suggest that you consider publishing it elsewhere, so your work receives the exposure and marketing it deserves!
Can I resubmit a work?
Yes! We understand that revising and improving a work is part of the writing process. However, if we took the time to review your work in detail, you should address in some way all our requested revisions before resubmitting.
I already self-published my book, and it's part of a series. Can I submit? What would the plan be?
Unfortunately, there is no easy answer for this question. We will determine how to proceed with serial authors on a case by case basis. Feel free to email us here with a link to your published work so we can decide the best way to proceed.
I live in London. Can I submit my novel?
Unfortunately, at this time we are only working with authors residing in the United States. Consider joining our email list to be informed when that changes.
My work was accepted for publication. Now what?
First of all, congratulations on your acceptance, and welcome to the Authors 4 Authors family! Once your work is accepted for publication, a project manager will contact you to draft and sign your contract. You will then work with our team of editors and marketers to make final edits and prepare your book for publishing. Unlike other publishers, you can be involved in the selection of cover art, drafting of the back cover blurb, and other important publication choices.