Step 1: We love reading your great stories!

The WiDo family of publishers is accepting promising, well-written manuscripts that meet our standards. For us to consider your work, please send us an email that meets the following criteria: In the body of the email, tell us about yourself and your manuscript. Provide contact information, including address and phone number, along with links to your blog/website. Attach the first three chapters to the email in an .rtf or .pdf format.

For submissions to E.L. Marker: We are eager to publish books in most genres; anything from middle-grade fantasy to creative non-fiction and cross-over genres too. We are seeking a spark of originality, vibrant characters, and a compelling story. We want writers who pour themselves into their books with outstanding and meaningful writing. In your submission, please tell us what inspired you to write this story and how it connects with your audience. E.L. Marker is looking for authors with purpose and confidence. Review the E.L. Marker page and send your submission material to

For submissions to WiDo Publishing: Bear in mind that at this time our brand is mostly oriented toward women’s fiction, light romance, mystery/suspense, and imaginative, outstanding memoirs. It is our expectation that submissions to WiDo are polished manuscripts with a stellar marketing plan. This marketing plan should be built on a message people relate to (platform). In fact, in addition to the email contents described above, tell us how you have already been connecting with people about your platform. WiDo is looking for authors with passion and action. Send your submission material to

Step 2: We’re interested

The work you submit will be carefully reviewed by one of our editors. If you have submitted to WiDo Publishing, but your manuscript is better suited for E. L. Marker, you will be considered for that option. If we like the sample chapters, we will request the full manuscript for further consideration.  The full manuscript should be attached to your email as an .rtf file that is double spaced with 12 point Times New Roman font. Please name the document with the book title and author name.

Step 3: You’re in!

When we accept your work for publication, you will be offered a contract. On receipt of the signed contract, we’ll assign an editor to work with you throughout the often rigorous editing process. Our books are thoroughly edited to meet the high standard we set for our publications.

If you have a completed manuscript that fits our criteria, we would love to hear from you!


Now offering, in honor of WiDo’s tenth anniversary, a personal and family history publishing option.


E.L. Marker is currently open to publishing your family history and personal history stories. Many people like to put together books about their family members for special occasions like birthdays and family reunions. These books often become family treasures as they contain the stories and images of those who have cared for us and become a part of us. This opportunity is very dear to our hearts as WiDo’s first book, Farm Girl by Karen Jones Gowen (WiDo Publishing, 2007), was such a project, written for the 90th birthday of the author’s mother. But rest assured, while Farm Girl is being sold as a memoir style book, your publication will only be for the intimacy of your own family.

The family/personal history publishing option provides editing, typesetting and everything connected with producing a memorable book for your family, please consider E.L. Marker as your publishing partner. Although there are no quality or narrative requirements for your project, we ask that you send your proposal to, with “Family History book” in the subject line and your file (no photos–those will come later) attached as a Word doc.