for considering Xpress Yourself Publishing! We
appreciate you stopping by to review our submission
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT.
reviewing process is a long and lengthy one, and it
will help us immensely if our guidelines are
followed in order to speed up the process. Please,
carefully read the below guidelines for submitting
Please, NO phone or email queries or inquiries.
We completely understand your excitement and
appreciate your persistence. However, constant
calling or emailing does not speed up the process.
Unedited submissions WILL NOT be reviewed or
considered for publication. As an author, it
is your responsibility to submit a clean and
thoroughly-edited manuscript to a publisher. Please
be mindful that what you submit, to any publisher,
with your submission, please include a book
marketing and promotions plan. There are no
exceptions. Should we choose to publish your
book, we want to ensure you understand your
responsibility to promote your work. Additionally,
knowing your ideas will help us help you.
General Interest Fiction and Nonfiction Books:
accepting manuscripts in all genres of fiction,
non-fiction, self-help and young adult fiction.
We are no longer accepting poetry submissions for
publication. We do not require you to be
affiliated with a literary agent. However, in order
for your submission to be considered, you must
follow our submissions guidelines.
Submissions with a platform are a plus.
seeking tasteful, provocative, intelligent fiction
manuscripts in the areas of sexuality and erotica,
romance, urban and street, Christian fiction, and
general interest, as well as nonfiction, self-help,
biographies/memoirs, and lively stories of all
genres of fiction for the general population (as
well as Young Adult fiction). Xpress Yourself
Publishing is highly selective in the areas of
historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction. A
novel must be well written and professionally edited
in order to find a place on our list. Completed
manuscripts only. Query letters with chapter
excerpts are accepted.
Please do not fax submissions. We will not accept
submissions on CD-ROMs. We also will not
review previously published manuscripts or queries
that have been posted on the Internet.
Manuscripts must be typed double-spaced and bound (a
simple spiral or comb binder is ideal). Minimal
formatting, please. Indent paragraphs, center
chapter headers and scene break indicators (###,
***, etc.); use page breaks only at the end of
chapters. Use a standard size 12 font only. Margins
should be 1 inch all around. Make it readable or we
will not read it.
We do not
accept manuscripts that are handwritten, printed in
colored ink or submitted on computer disk. Please
ensure that all manuscript pages are numbered with
the author's name, mailing address, email address
and telephone number.
include a marketing and promotions plan with each
submission. Manuscripts submitted without the
requested material will not be considered.
not have to furnish illustrations, but if you wish,
copies of a few comprehensive sketches or duplicate
copies of original art will suffice. For fiction we
prefer to see the entire manuscript, and for
nonfiction a synopsis/proposal and sample chapters.
keep a copy of you manuscript for your files, as
MANUSCRIPTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED. Should
we choose not to accept your submission, your
manuscript will be shredded, unless you provide a
self-addressed, stamped envelope with your
Email submissions are no longer accepted.
Please submit your submission by mail to the
Marlboro, MD 20773
very much for your interest in Xpress Yourself