Manuscript Must Meet at least One of the Below Criteria  

  • Inclusive and Diverse Story
  • BIPOC Representation
  • LGBTQIA Representation
  • Disability and/or Mental Health Representation
  • Own Voices and/or BIPOC Author
  • Neurodiverse Stories and/or Neurodivergent Author
  • Unique Genre-Blending Tales of Survival
  • Underrepresented and/or Marginalized Author
  • Women Empowerment and/or Badass Female Main Character


Submissions Open until October 31, 2023

We are currently accepting submissions in all genres until October 31, 2023. While we accept submissions in all fiction and non-fiction genres, we do have a specific wishlist we wish to represent. Please review the submission guidelines and the MSWL below before submitting your manuscripts.

In order to be considered for publication with Ravens & Roses Publishing, your manuscript must meet at least one of the criteria mentioned on the left bar of this page. 

General Guidelines

Please read the submission guidelines fully before contacting us. If you have questions about the eligibility of your manuscript, please contact us using the contact button at the bottom of this page. We will respond to questions about submissions or eligibility to submit within 2 business days.

Your submission email must include a Query Letter and synopsis as the body of the email, and the first three chapters of your manuscript as an attachment. If selected, we will respond requesting the full manuscript.

We would love to respond to your submission as soon as we receive it, however, please give us between 4 weeks before following up on the status of your submission.

Query Email Guidelines

Please include the following as the body of the email:

  • Query letter explaining which criteria your MS meets for submission to Ravens & Roses Publishing
  • Synopsis
  • Genre and Age Category
  • Author Name/Pen Name
  • Manuscript Total Word Count
  • Author Website and/or Social Media Links

Manuscript Guidelines

Please submit your manuscript following the below formatting rules:

  • The manuscript must be attached to the email in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Please do not copy it into the email 
  • 1-inch margins on all sides
  • 12 pt Arial font
  • Double spacing
  • No HTML formatting
  • All pages must have the page numbers in the header or footer
  • Please include any trigger or content warning in the body of the email

Manuscript Wishlist

  • Own Voices and/or BIPOC Author
  • LGBTQ+, Disabled Authors, Neurodivergent Authors
  • Stories with Complex Morally Gray Characters
  • Powerful Stories with Mental Health Issues Represented in a Positive Manner 
  • Unique, genre-blending romance novels
  • Powerful yet Heartwarming Stories of Relationships – Friendship, Familial, Human with Pet
  • Unique and Powerful Tales of Survival and/or Memoirs
  • Stories Empowering Women with Badass Female Main Character (Please NO “I am not like other girls” stories)




We look forward to your submissions!

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