PO Box 928, Hendersonville, NC 28793


Please read the guidelines below before submitting your work.

We are a royalty-based publishing company of mainstream, up-market fiction, and non-fiction.

We are not a Vanity Press or Subsidy Publisher. We seek works that feed the soul, both literally and figuratively. Do you write cookbooks? Intersperse it with some history, culture, and travel and we might be interested. For nonfiction, we want books that help readers, educate readers, make them think, something in which readers can relate.

We are looking for most genres of fiction, as well as most genres of teen and young adult fiction:

  • Historical Fiction
  • Romance (NO erotica)
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Mystery
  • Psychological Thrillers
  • Time Travel
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Upmarket and Commercial Fiction

If your genre is not listed, we might still be interested.

We do NOT accept poetry, though we recommend seeking a University Press for works of poetry.

We dislike sending out rejection letters, therefore, if we believe your story works but your manuscript isn’t ready for publishing, we’ll offer some suggestions on how you should proceed.

Only a completed manuscript will be considered.

professional query letter must be included in the body of your email. We accept snail mail and email submissions. (Please note that we shall not review chapters or query letters copied from a post on the Internet.)

How to Submit:

Email Subject Line should be: author name, title, genre, word count

Paste into the email the first five pages of your work. If we are interested, we will ask for more.

Email to: info@lionesspress.us

Snail mail query letter and first chapter (double-spaced, size 12-point Times New Roman font) to Submissions

Lioness Press

PO Box 928

Hendersonville, NC 28793-0928

We get hundreds of submissions so please include contact info and title page with your chapter. It can take a few hours to twelve weeks before we reach a decision on your submission.