Thank you for your interest in submitting your manuscript to the Word Project Press. The Press usually prints at least two books per year. We are currently considering unsolicited manuscripts for publication in 2018.
Please submit a query letter within an email using our contact page. Make sure it contains contact information, relevant biographical information, a brief description of the manuscript including length, genre, title, and a short synopsis, and relevant previous publication history. We will respond to your e-query within a week.
The Word Project Press team will consider your query and determine if your work fits our general intention to publish quality work. We reserve the right to refuse consideration of work containing, in our judgment, pornographic material, racist or sexist opinions, or material deemed hateful or injurious to various cultures, groups, religions, or persons. Also please note that we do not publish stand-alone poems or stories. We prefer to consider only one manuscript from a given author, so please do not ask us to consider multiple manuscripts.
If your work appears to fits these general criteria, we will ask you to submit your manuscript, so we may complete our decision-making process. In deciding which manuscripts will carry the WPP ISBN and imprint, we screen for basic quality standards.
We only accept online submissions. We ask that you upload your finished, professionally edited, book-length manuscript as an MS Word document (either .doc or .docx). Please include a cover letter as the first page of your file. All prose manuscripts should be double-spaced, and all poetry manuscripts should be single-spaced. All manuscripts, regardless of genre, should be submitted in a twelve-point font. We will acknowledge receipt of your manuscript. Please download and read this document regarding manuscript formatting: Guide for Prospective Authors
If we deem your manuscript appropriate for publication by Word Project Press, we will arrange a meeting with you to discuss our publication process and help you determine the best options an package to fit your needs.