DISCLAIMER: RWHI adheres to the AAR Canon of Ethics.
We no longer accept postal queries or submissions. All material received will be discarded unopened.
If you are not sure that your mss fits, please send a one paragraph description via email.
Submit a query letter and synopsis only to: firstname.lastname@example.org or you may use the online form at the bottom of this page. If submitting via email, get to the point. Your opening sentence should hook us! Apart from a short summary, do not include other material in your query. If interested, we will request more. If you insist on sending a synopsis, use the form on this page as direct emails with long messages don’t earn you points. Sorry, just saying!
NO unsolicited attachments. We will delete any message with an attachment unread and unacknowledged. We also delete messages where entire an entire synopsis or chapters have been pasted in the body of an email.
Unless specified, we only accept .doc, .docx, or .rtf files. PDFs ONLY on request.
Response time varies, but you can expect to hear from us within 1-2 weeks if we are interested. Unfortunately, due to time constraints and the volume of submissions we receive, we can only reply if we are interested in seeing more. If we request a full or partial manuscript, allow 3-4 weeks for a response. At times it has taken up to 3 months to reply but our typical turn around time is 4 weeks.
If we have requested your work, submit as one of the file types listed above. Do not compose or format your manuscript in bold, large or fancy font. It isn’t attractive and it turns us off! The recommended font is Times New Roman or Arial, 12 point. You may single or double space your manuscript, but make sure your margins are set at 1 inches on all 4 sides. No need to number pages or use a header.
What are we looking for?
We will consider most middle grade, YA, NA and adult fiction.
We are particular about romance; it has to have a mixture of other elements, preferably mystery or suspense.
Inspirational fiction is close to our hearts! If you think your novel can move us in ways that make us want to be better people, we want to hear from you. Can you make us cry? Can you put us smack dab in the middle of the story and make us dread the last page because we don’t want the experience to end?
Chick lit is good, too, but give us something that hasn’t been done a million times.
We love to be scared! If you have a thriller/horror novel, we are interested. But, seriously. We want to be scared. We will consider novels that make us run and jump in bed just in case something might be lurking underneath. Make us terrified to go outside at night. Make us look over our shoulder and shiver at the thought of your story coming true.
We will consider nonfiction on a case-by-case basis as we are not actively seeking new nonfiction authors.