Writer's Guidelines

Thanks for your interest in Salt of the Earth Press.

We are always looking for new writers, and enjoying our relationships with authors we've published in the past.



Writers’ Guidelines

We accept a wide variety of works, including juvenile, romance, chick lit, etc. and non-fiction (how to, self help, health/nutrition/fitness, spirituality and religion, and alternative lifestyles). Although we welcome international clients, we only accept work written in English.

We are interested in the following at this time:

  • Fiction
    • Children's stories: Mid-length stories (not quite chapter books but not picture books either) for 1st to 3rd graders. From fantasy to realistic situations, we will entertain all submissions. We prefer to publish picture books based on the illustrations so please don't submit picture book manuscripts without an illustrator and sample illustrations.
    • Women: Romance novels 35,000 to 75,000 words. We like to see some quirky, interesting twists in the course of a plot without resorting to espionage or amnesia.
  • History/Genealogy
    • Consider old diaries that contain many names, historical detailed study of a particular place at a particular time in history and graveyard studies (look up of all names, maps, histories and stories about the interred of all or at least 75% of the graves in any one cemetery).
  • Short Stories and Articles
    • We are always looking for writers to submit articles on an ongoing basis for our publications. Click here.
    • Occasionally one of our editors pitches an anthology of short stories. We are currently considering a Fantasy Anthology. If you would like to be considered please send us a query letter to be kept on file. Query:lmc@saltpress.com, Subject: Fantasy Anthology

We consider everything except a direct assignment to be submitted on a speculative basis

The Salt assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or artwork. Unsolicited material sent by postal mail must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope to ensure its return. Postal mail may be addressed to: Salt of the Earth Press, W4456 Hwy 63, Springbrook, WI, 54875

Step by Step

  1. Write your manuscript!
  2. Send your completed manuscript to: lmc@saltpress.com. The subject line should read "Manuscript - title." The manuscript must be in MS Word format, and be named by its title. In the body of your email please provide a brief synopsis of your manuscript, word length, your name, and complete contact information including a phone number and street or PO Box address. Attach the MS Word document manuscript to the email.
  3. Wait for us to respond. This might take 4 to 6 weeks. It might take a day. Be patient.

Thanks and good luck! We can't wait to read your work.

Salt of the Earth Press
W4456 Hwy 63
Springbrook, WI 54875