Submissions and Requirements of Water Forest Press Publishing House


The following applies to novellas, novels and short story collections: We find that we can work much more efficiently with a faster turnaround time if a thorough synopsis of at least 300 words accompanies the first 2 chapters and last chapter of your manuscript, which should be submitted electronically, at the bottom of this page.  Do not submit the entire manuscript at this time.  Please follow submission requirements as specified below.

  • Full name, email address and telephone number, including area code.

  • Third Person Author Biography of up to 300 words.


  • Poetry may be any length, but should be submitted in traditional style, using verdana 8 point fonts in black ink.  Although your poetry may look lovely typed in an artful fashion or poetic design, it's not always possible to reproduce a style that spans beyond the limits of our page borders. 

  • Submit a sample of your impressive poetry (at least 6 - 10 pieces) inside one submission form, triple spacing between each poem.


  • Novellas, novels & short story collections. Submit all text without any formatting or tabs, in verdana 8 point font, black ink.  Submit "block style".  Single space, using a double space between paragraphs and double space between change of speakers in dialogue.  Don't use hard returns.  We will provide exact submission specifications upon manuscript acceptance. Tip:  The thoughts of your characters and narrator must be in italics. Manuscripts not submitted per requirements will not be considered for publication.

  • When you are ready to submit sample chapters and poems, please use the easy submit form below.  All fields are required.  Response time varies, according to the volume of submissions received. We make every attempt to reply to all submissions within 2 months.

  • By submitting below, you are acknowledging that all material submitted is your own original work, that you own all rights, and that you are over 18 years of age. 

Water Forest Press Submission (your submission will retain paragraphing and spacing, regardless of the block format you may see on your confirmation page.)  This submit form is for the editorial evaluation of your sample chapters or a few poems only. This submission will not be used to format printed books.  All Fields are Required. 

Don't be concerned with final formatting at this point.  If your manuscript is accepted, you will be instructed on how to submit your final manuscript for print.  **PLEASE NOTE:  For accepted, final Word document submission, you will be emailing a completed word document to WFP.  You will not be using this auto submit form for final submissions. As you type your final manuscript to email to WFP, single space after periods. Don't double space manuscripts.  Use a row of asteriks ****  to indicate time and/or scene changes. Do not tab or indent. Don't hit hard returns at the end of a line - let your word processor use auto-wrap or auto-flow.  We have reasons for requiring specific manuscript formatting.  We will provide further, final submission information via email.  Thank you !




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Author Bio                                        

Manuscript title or Poetry titles             

Manuscript word count                 if Poetry enter # of poems & average line count.

300 Word synopsis     if Poetry enter NONE


For Novellas/Novels/Story Collections: Submit the first 2 and last chapters in the box below.  Again, do not be concerned with format retention at this point.

If you are submitting Poetry, copy and paste 6 - 10 poems separated by 3 lines. Titles should be in bold.

Before submitting, please read publishing agreement.

We will respond to your submission as soon as possible. Contact Victoria Valentine for information or to report submission problems:


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