To submit your manuscript to Bold Story Press for consideration, please send us a prospectus detailing your plan for your book and why you believe it will be successful. This should include:

  • Book details: Title, Genre, Word Count
  • Brief synopsis: What is your book about?
  • Table of contents and chapter outline: Give us a brief description of each chapter.
  • Your market: Tell us what you know about your market. Name 2-3 of the best-selling books in the market and describe how your book compares. Why are they successful? Why will your book be successful?  Will it be unique in the marketplace? Describe your target audience. Who will buy your book? 
  • Your public platform: We want to know how you will connect with readers. Describe your social media presence. How many followers do you have on the different platforms? Do you have a website? Do you have a mailing list? Are you an active participant in any writing communities? Please be detailed and attach links so we can find you.
  • Author biography: Tell us about you. What should we (and your readers) know about you?


With your prospectus, please send us your first chapter and two additional representative chapters of your manuscript using the following formatting:

  • Double-spaced
  • Common serif font (Times New Roman, Georgia, etc.)
  • 12-point font size
  • Page and chapter numbers included


Please send your submission in a Word file or PDF file labeled: 

LASTNAME_BOLDSTORYPRESSSUBMISSION.docx

Please do not send your entire manuscript.

At Bold Story Press, our mission is to bring high-quality, women authored projects to the world. If we believe that your manuscript is ready for publication, we will get in touch with you with an agreement for your signature and details about how you will register for the Bold Story Press Publication Package.

If we believe your project has potential, but is not yet ready for publication, we will respond with recommendations for what we believe next steps should be. 

Once you submit payment and your submission, you will receive a confirmation that we have received your work and we will let you know when you can expect to hear back from us. 

We appreciate you sharing your work with Bold Story Press, and we look forward to reading your work.


 Prospectus Guidelines:

  • Book details: Title, Genre, Word Count
  • Brief synopsis: What is your book about?
  • Table of contents and chapter outline: Give us a brief description of each chapter.
  • Your market: Tell us what you know about your market. Name 2-3 of the best-selling books in the market and describe how your book compares. Why are they successful? Why will your book be successful?  Will it be unique in the marketplace? Describe your target audience. Who will buy your book? 
  • Your public platform: We want to know how you will connect with readers. Describe your social media presence. How many followers do you have on the different platforms? Do you have a website? Do you have a mailing list? Are you an active participant in any writing communities? Please be detailed and attach links so we can find you.
  • Author biography: Tell us about you. What should we (and your readers) know about you?

Manuscript Guidelines:

With your prospectus, please send us your first chapter and two additional representative chapters of your manuscript.

Please upload your submission in a Word file or PDF file labeled: LASTNAME_BOLDSTORYPRESSSUBMISSION.docx. 

Please do not send your entire manuscript. 

Please allow up to four weeks for our response.

Use the following formatting:

  • Black, 12 pt, Times New Roman font
    • Use italics as needed within text for emphasis; do not use bold and do not underline text.
  • If you have a list in your manuscript, use round “bullets" to set it off. If the list is a sequence, then number your list.
  • Double-space your lines, and do not include extra lines between paragraphs
  • Use a single space after periods. if your manuscript has two spaces after a period, use your word processor’s Find and Replace tool. Type two spaces into “Find” and one space into “Replace” then hit “Replace All”
  • Indent all paragraphs by .5 inches, and don’t hit tab or space to indent
  • US. standard page size of 8.5×11 inches and set your margins to 1 inch on all sides
  • Set alignment to left-justified
  • Use page breaks at the end of a chapter
  • Number your pages and use a header on each page including your name, and the title of your novel in all caps.
  • When you start a new chapter, type your chapter name in a new line and then go to the Styles menu and choose Heading 1. If you have a sub-chapter heading, make that Heading 2. If you have sub-sub heads make them Heading 3, and so on.
  • Submit a separate outline of all the heads in your manuscript (you can save a separate copy of your document and delete all the text, with only the formatted heads remaining).
  • Title page must include
    • Title
    • Author name
    • Author contact information
    • Document Word count
  • Do not insert any artwork into your text manuscript. If you have art that you want to appear in your text, number the artwork, and indicate in the running text “Insert Figure 3 here” roughly where you would like the art to appear. Submit the art separately.
  • Do not box or otherwise set off running text.
  • Do not insert any boxes into your text manuscript. If you have boxes that you want to appear in your text, number the boxes, and indicate in the running text “Insert Box 3 here” where you want the box to appear. Submit the box manuscript separate from the text.


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