Self-help | Memoirs | First 30 pages |

Edit Your Manuscript Before You Submit

Please do your best to edit your manuscript before you submit it for review. If we find countless typos, mistakes in your manuscript, your chances of getting a book deal are slim. The submissions that win and are accepted for a publishing deal are those that are well-edited. A well-edited manuscript also includes the format in which you send me your work. It should be: 

  • In one document 
  • 12 point font 
  • Double spaced 
  • Normal margins
  • Times New Roman ( i.e. no fancy text)
  • Includes book matter (dedication, table of contents, acknowledgment, etc)

At this point in the process, please do not send your entire manuscript. Send your first 30 pages to Give us 4 weeks after your submission to hear back from us. 

We are committed to bringing life changing projects into the marketplace. If we determine that your manuscript is ready for publication, we will email you with a WP publication agreement and you will opt into the WINNing Author’s Publishing Package. If we recognize that your manuscript needs more work, we will give you feedback and a recommendation for what your next steps should be. Please see  our process for a detailed outline on how our model works.

We are also not taking mail in submissions at this time. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we review all submissions.

No. We welcome literary agents and independent authors.  

At Winn Publications LLC, we believe in creating long-term partnerships that are good for you and for us. That’s why you keep more than what the industry standard offers at 70% on print and ebooks. 

Learn more about the WINNing Publishing Package here. 

No. Even if you meet all the guidelines on this page, we review all submitted manuscripts and decide on a case-by-case basis. Authors who are receptive to constructive criticism and are willing to set their egos aside in order to learn and grow are welcome to resubmit their manuscripts for consideration after making editorial changes.

No, not at this time.