SUBMISSIONS WILL CLOSE APRIL 1, 2021 - IF YOU HAVE A SUBMISSION YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET TO US, PLEASE HAVE IT EMAILED BEFORE THAT DATE. ANY SUBMISSIONS RECIEVED AFTER THAT DATE WILL BE DELETED.
DWB Publishing is a royalty paying publisher. We do not charge authors for any part of the publishing process. We welcome published and unpublished authors. All authors are responsible for their own taxes on royalties. We reserve the right to reject any manuscript without cause.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT:
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORK
WORK SUBMITTED BY ANYONE OTHER THAN THE AUTHOR
DO NOT PASTE YOUR BLURB, SYNOPSIS OR BIO IN THE BODY OF YOUR EMAIL -- BRIEF INTRODUCTION ONLY
WORK WITHOUT NAME AND EMAIL ON EVERY ATTACHMENT WILL BE DELETED
ANY WORK LESS THAN 30k WORDS, EXCEPT CHILDREN'S BOOKS
To submit to DWB please read the guidelines carefully. They are here for a reason, so please follow them, or your work will not be read.
*Use 12pt TREBUCHET font, single spaced between lines and single space after punctuation. No spaces between paragraphs. Indent paragraphs .5" and make sure you align all text left. Send as a .doc or .docx NO pdfs. Do not add headers, footers, or page numbers.
*Do not send any cover materials, or anything besides what we ask for. If you get that far in our process, we will send you all the other information you need.
*Absolutely NO sexual content, no foul language, etc.
*Your computer has a built-in editor for common spelling and punctuation errors. Please pay attention to the red and blue editing lines under words. Red is misspelled words, blue is grammar or sentence structure errors.
*Put your name and email on the first page of everything you send us and save all attachments as instructed for mss.
*Save your work with first initial, last name, underscore, title (ie MMcGaha_WriteABook)
*Attach chapter one, last chapter, and random middle chapter to an email, along with your bio, synopsis, and blurb in a single, separate attachment. Briefly, (seriously, be BRIEF in your introduction, telling us your life story doesn't change whether we will publish your book, 50 words or less will do it), introduce yourself in the body of the email. If we like what you've sent us, we'll request the full manuscript. For adult books, send to Marie McGaha firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send children's and young adult manuscripts to Debbie Roppolo email@example.com. Please allow TEN (10) months for a reply.
Adult, young adult, and children's chapter books should be at least 30,000 words. Illustrations and text must accompany children's picture books on a separate page (do not add text to illustrations), and should be at least 35 pages.
We also have an editing sheet that will help you prepare a better and more polished mss to send us. If you would like the editing sheet, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request it. We are happy to provide this to you.