S&H Publishing
High Quality Fiction for the Contemporary Woman
Intelligent, curious, imaginative, and willing to learn and explore. Not defined by genre or age, she is practical one moment, dreaming the next, searching for answers on one hand and moving forward with confidence on the other.
S&H Publishing
High Quality Fiction for the Contemporary Woman
Intelligent, curious, imaginative, and willing to learn and explore. Not defined by genre or age, she is practical one moment, dreaming the next, searching for answers on one hand and moving forward with confidence on the other.

How to Submit a Novel for Consideration

Start with an outstanding book and push it to the next level

Because Writing is an Art, and Publishing is a Business.

The book market of today is more alive than ever and brimming with exciting new books. Authors and publishers are faced with stiff competition. For our books to stand out among the over 1,000,000 books published annually in the U S alone, each book we accept for publication must be a gem—interesting, intriguing, entertaining, and unique in its own way.

We invest in every book we publish, and consider ourselves to be partners with the author in every publishing activity, including marketing. However, each author must take the lead in the marketing of his or her books.

  1. We never ask an author for money to publish.
  2. We work with our authors to publicize launches and book signing events.
  3. The author must build a platform, beginning with a website. We can help if you need it.
  4. The author must be active on at least two different social media sites.
Strife & Harmony

Submission Guidelines

S & H Publishing's mission is to provide quality books to our readers, and to provide opportunities for new talented authors to stand out from the crowd. In order to do this, we must have outstanding manuscripts to publish.

We have open submissions for full-length manuscripts. Strife & Harmony short story submissions close July 31, 2019. See details below.

What We Publish

Just as the contemporary woman is not defined by interest or age, our manuscripts are not bound by genre, length, or style. We accept full-length novels, novellas, and creative nonfiction that will appeal to the contemporary woman.

What We Do Not Publish

We do not accept children's books, middle grade fiction, or chap books. We do not accept erotica, or any scenes with descriptions of torture, child abuse, or material that we judge to be potentially offensive to readers. While we all applaud a romantic interest within the stories, we are not currently interested in publishing romance fiction of any type.Editors must necessarily be subjective and the catalogue of the press will always reflect the taste and judgment of the editors.

How to Submit a Manuscript

Please email a short query letter, a one or two page synopsis, and attach the first 50 pages as a .doc or .docx file. Remember your query letter and synopsis make the first impression. They deserve the same careful editing and proofing as you final manuscript. Make sure your story is ready to meet the world. It should be well written with respect to grammar, consistent punctuation, and correct spelling. For the best chance of us accepting your work, your manuscript should be complete, polished, and proofread.

You will receive an automatic response that your email reached us. If you do not receive a reply within 3 or 4 months, feel free to send a follow up email. Send to: submissions@sandhpublishing.com

Strife & Harmony

Our latest anthology is open for submissions 2,500-8,000 words. Deadline July 31, 2019. Payment $20 per story and one copy of the book per author.