Submission Guidelines

I love hearing from writers. I believe deeply in championing the cause of publishing and marketing the works of underrepresented and marginalized writers, particularly voices of the African diaspora and BIPOC. A competitive literary marketplace should still provide equity.

Before sending your manuscript, please read through the submission guidelines in its entirety.

Please note: There is no charge for an author’s book to be published through my publishing imprint. If an author’s manuscript submission is chosen for publication, all expenses are covered, including marketing.

What is the current response time for queries?

1 to 3 weeks

What types of works will be accepted?

  • Christian/Inspirational/Devotional
  • Journals/Self-help
  • Short story collections/Poetry collections/Poetry novels
  • Novel-length fiction and nonfiction (various genres)
  • Children’s books
  • Educational books
  • Graphic novels
  • Memoirs

What types of works will not be accepted?

  • Works by multiple authors
  • Scripts/Screenplays
  • Political works
  • Satirical works
  • Erotica
  • Any works containing hate speech

Ready to submit your query?

Submit your query letter with the following information:

  • a brief bio, including any writing credentials and your writer platform
  • the title, genre, and word count of your work
  • your query letter
  • the first ten pages of your work

Additional Notes: The subject line should read, Query – (insert your first and last name here). Include your query letter and the first ten pages of your manuscript in the body of your email. Do not send your full manuscript until you receive an email from Cassidy A. Lee Press requesting a copy of it. (It is at the discretion of the founder what submissions will be accepted. Please do not submit your query if your manuscript is incomplete).

If you need ideas on how to get started writing your query letter, feel free to read the Writer’s Digest article, “The 10 Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Query Letter.”

Please email queries to:

Thank you for considering Cassidy A. Lee Press! Happy writing!

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