SUBMISSIONS

SUBMISSIONS

MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES – GENERAL

ACADEMIC/PEER-REVIEWED

Thank you for your interest in publishing with UNIVERSAL WRITE PUBLICATIONS, LLC.
We are a Black Studies, Afrocentric-Centered publishing house dedicated to the creation and dissemination of written work of the highest quality by scholars of the diaspora.

As an academic, Peer-Reviewed Publishing Company, our goal is to be the Royal Panoply of Griots to produce works of power that serve as pedagogy for marginalized communities and the Diaspora. We look for the maximum effect of creative expression and cultural “EnDARKENment” in all of the written genres.

UWP, LLC welcomes the opportunity to review manuscripts that explore our core foundation. In submitting manuscripts for consideration, please keep the following requirements in mind:

MANUSCRIPTS MUST BE:

  • Typed and double spaced
  • Proofread for typographical errors and grammatical errors
  • Complete, including accurate bibliographical references

WHEN SENDING MANUSCRIPTS:

  • Send COPIES of original work, artwork, photographs, layout boards, or other manuscript-related materials. Keep all originals.

INLCUDE THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

  • A one page synopsis outlining the subject of the manuscript
  • A letter stating your qualifications as a writer and highlighting the importance of the work you are submitting
  • A preliminary outline of the intended target market for your work, how your work differs from that already existing in that market, and how you plan to market your book
  • Include which imprint you would like your work to be considered for: ACADEMY | CBS| UWP BOOKS

Questions can be sent to the ADVISORYBOARD@UWPBooks.com

Along with your manuscript please enclose one (1) copy of these guidelines. Submissions will NOT be returned. Mail your submission to:

Acquisitions

Universal Write Publications LLC
421 8th Avenue, Suite 86
New York, NY 10001-9998

Or email to: Submissions@UWPBooks.com

Once your manuscript has been mailed, please allow anywhere from six to eight months for a written response. If emailed, please allow 4 to six months for a written response. Our staff will NOT accept telephone calls regarding the status or review of a manuscript.

Good luck and good writing!

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Fiction & Non-Fiction

Thank you for your interest in publishing with UNIVERSAL WRITE PUBLICATIONS LLC. We welcome submissions of quality and commercial fiction by published and first-time authors. In submitting a fiction manuscript for consideration, your proposal should include:

  • A one page query letter
    • Single spaced
    • Include
      • Contact information
      • Genre (mainstream, paranormal, historical, thriller, young adult, children’s…)
      • Working title and length of manuscript (100,000 actual word count maximum)
      • Status (complete or incomplete)
      • 1-2 paragraph blurb about plot of book
      • 1-2 paragraphs about the author and marketing the book
  • A synopsis (8 pages max)
    • Double spaced
    • Written in present tense
    • Detail the manuscript’s main plot from beginning to end.
  • A copy of the first 2 chapters (30 pages max)
    • Double spaced
    • Courier New or Times New Roman 12pts
    • SAMPLE CHAPTERS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
      • Requested full manuscripts will NOT be returned.
  • A copy of these guidelines

Send proposal to:

Acquisitions
Universal Write Publications LLC
421 8th Avenue, Suite 86
New York, NY 10001-9998

Or email to: Submissions@UWPBooks.com

WE REVIEW ALL SUBMISSIONS OF FICTION, NONFICTION, POETRY, DRAMA, YOUNG ADULT, AND CHILDREN BOOKS.

FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN THE IMMEDIATE ELIMINATION OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT.

Once your manuscript has been mailed, allow anywhere from six to eight months for a written response. OUR STAFF WILL NOT ACCEPT TELEPHONE CALLS REGARDING THE STATUS OR REVIEW OF A MANUSCRIPT.

Good luck and good writing!