Mystery / Thriller / Suspense / Adventure / Historical Fiction
(Adult, NA, YA, MG)
- Original unpublished works only.
- We accept no responsibility for lost or misplaced submissions.
- We do not guarantee a response to every submission.
Proper Manuscript formatting:
- Use 12-point type
- Use a serif font; the most common choice is Times Roman
- Double space your manuscript
- No extra space between paragraphs
- Only one space between sentences
- Indent each paragraph half an inch (setting a tab, not using several spaces)
- Text should be flush left and ragged right, not justified
- If you choose to add a line between paragraphs to indicate a change of location or passage of time, center a typographical dingbat (like ***) on the line
- Black text on a white background only
- One-inch margins (the default in Word)
- Create a header with the title followed by your last name and the page number. The header should appear on each page after the title page.
- A one-page query letter containing your title, genre, market, word count, a brief description about your book, and any pertinent writing credentials
- Know what we expect in a Query Letter: An enticing query letter is what will get us to say, “Love your story. Send me the full manuscript.”
- A brief synopsis (no more than 1 page) that describes the plot and tells us how it ends.
- The first ten pages, double-spaced, of your manuscript
- Where we can find you on the web (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.)
We do not guarantee a response to every submission.
FIRST STEPS PUBLISHING, West Wind Press, White Parrot Press: producing only 3-5 titles/year. We are looking for well-written books by new authors taking them from raw manuscript to a well marketed and designed masterpieces people want to read. First Steps Publishing is selective in the books we choose to publish, producing only 3-5 titles/year. 15% – 30% royalty.
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FIRESIDE PRESS (CM Publishing / Soul Fire Press), our self-publishing hybrid division, producing 3-5 titles / year. FIRESIDE Press offers writers the benefit of a traditional publisher with more control. As part of the First Steps Publishing family, we help writers publish their message with the quality and professionalism they deserve. MG, YA, NA, Adult works from various genres. 50% royalty. READ MORE…
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Starting Cost: $2999