At SparkPress, our submissions process is more than just a transaction. You have the opportunity to get constructive feedback from reviewers who are in the business and who know exactly what agents and editors are looking for. (Some of them are, in fact, agents and editors themselves!) Our primary goal is to get your project ready for publication. If it already is, we’ll give you the green light. If it needs a bit more work, you’re going to find out why and what to do about it.

Our rosters for 2020 and Spring 2021 are full, but we are seeking content for Fall 2021 and beyond. We are looking for high-quality, entertaining and engaging content that enhances readers’ lives. We will be looking for manuscripts in the following genres for SparkPress:

  • Business
  • Chick Lit
  • Cookbooks
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Edgy/Dark Fiction
  • Health/Fitness/Lifestyle
  • Literary Fiction
  • Memoir
  • New Adult
  • Non-fiction
  • Self-Help
  • Thriller/Mystery
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Young Adult

SparkPress no longer publishes Children’s and/or Picture books.

Before submitting to SparkPress, please read about how our press works. To submit, please fill out the blank fields in the submissions form, and attach a Word or PDF file that includes the first twenty pages of your manuscript (see “Click Here to Submit” below).

Formatting specifications include:

  • Double-spaced
  • Common font (Times; Times New Roman; Georgia)
  • 12-point font size
  • Page numbers included
  • Please label your file: LAST NAME_SUBMISSION.docx
  • At this point in the process, please do not send your entire manuscript

We charge a $35 submission fee in order to assess whether or not your work is ready for publication. This is part of our vetting process, which we strongly believe will ensure the quality of your project and our ongoing list.

We are committed to bringing viable projects into the marketplace. If we determine that your manuscript is ready for publication, we will email you with a publication agreement and you will opt into the SparkPress publishing package. If we determine that your manuscript needs a bit more work, we will give you editorial feedback and a recommendation for what your next steps with SparkPress should be.

Once you click the Submit button below, you will be prompted to pay before you can submit your manuscript. Once you submit payment below, you will receive an email confirmation that your submission has been received. Please allow up to eight weeks for a response. And thank you for your interest in publishing your work with SparkPress.

Click here to submit