Submission Guidelines

We are currently accepting manuscripts for submission and are especially in the market for women’s fiction, light romance, memoirs, and mystery/suspense. In nonfiction, we will consider essay collections and imaginative and outstanding memoirs with a strong platform. We are not accepting scholarly works or illustrated children’s books at this time.

If you are interested in publishing with WiDo or with our new imprint E. L. Marker, email in pdf. or rtf. document the first three chapters of your manuscript to submissions <at> In your emailed cover letter or query include something about yourself and about your work, as well as your contact information, including address and phone number. Attach the chapter samples to your email, but please don’t send your query letter as an attachment. Emails without a letter in the body will be deleted.

We no longer accept submissions by mail. Email only!

Our editors like manuscripts that have a spark of originality, a pleasing voice, a well-thought-out compelling story. We want writers who are eager to work hard to make the book wonderful and then promote it with pride. All work submitted will be carefully reviewed. If we like the sample chapters, we request the full for further consideration.  Strong contenders will be asked to submit a promotion plan.

If 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 WiDo sets for its publications. They are then aggressively marketed to its particular demographic, involving the author in this process.

We expect our contracted authors to come prepared with a marketing plan outlining the specific ways they intend to promote their book. Even a work of fiction needs a platform that can be maximized for promotion. Social media is key in book promotion and visibility, and we expect each author to be active in social media before and after the book’s release. A strong social media presence will be in your favor as we consider your manuscript for publication.

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