Submission Guidelines

Ylva Publishing is a publisher of women’s fiction. We’re constantly searching for new, talented authors. We will of course pay royalties if we accept a manuscript for publication. Authors are not expected to contribute to the expenses involved in publishing and marketing their work; however, we look for authors who will actively participate in every step of the publishing process.

Please note:

●  We exclusively publish fiction written by women. We invite submissions of believable romances, mysteries, fantasy, and well-researched historical novels. We focus on lesbian fiction.

●  We’re not interested in stories that glorify violence.

●  Novellas (17,500 to 60,000 words) and novels (60,000+ words) will be published as e-books. Novel-length books will also be published as trade paperbacks.

Before sending us your manuscript:

●  Please don’t send us your first draft. Revise and proofread your manuscript thoroughly before submitting it for consideration. Correct any spelling and grammar mistakes.

●  Send us your manuscript as a *.doc, *.docx, or *.rtf file.

Information we need from you:

●  If you’d like to submit a novel or novella, please send us your manuscript attached to an e-mail. Do not mail us paper copies. Any and all unsolicited manuscripts sent to us by post will not be returned.

●  Include a synopsis or at least a summary of the plot and provide the word count for the entire, completed manuscript.

●  Let us know how long you have been writing and whether you have already published novels or short stories (and if yes, where).

The submission process:

●  We will send you a confirmation e-mail after receiving your manuscript.

●  It typically takes our editors four-to-eight weeks to review your manuscript.

Manuscript formatting guidelines:

●  Indent the first line of each paragraph 0.2 inches. Don’t put an extra blank line between paragraphs.

●  Don’t place hyphens at the end of a line.

●  For scene breaks, leave one blank line; then, in the next line, center three spaced asterisk [* * *], followed by another blank line.

●  Number each page (except for the cover page).

●  Use smart (curly/typographic) quotation marks [“ / ” / ‘ / ’] instead of straight quotation marks [” / ‘].

●  Use smart apostrophes [’] instead of straight apostrophes [‘]

 

Please send your submissions to: submissions@ylva-publishing.com

Download our Submission Guidelines here PDF.

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