Submission Process

We are delighted you're interested in publishing with Life in 10 Minutes Press!

We are currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts as partnership-publishing projects. In partnership-publishing (also sometimes referred to as “hybrid publishing”) an author makes an upfront financial investment in their book and in exchange receives a larger (usually much larger) share of the profits from book sales than they would through traditional publishing arrangements.

Our 2018-2019 rate for partnership-published books is $3,900. Our authors who publish through this arrangement are paid 60% of net profits on their books. When you submit your manuscript, you also have the option to apply for one of our need-based scholarships to help cover some of the cost of publishing. (Receiving a scholarship does not affect what you will make on your book, but you will be required to supply a short statement of need with your manuscript submission to be considered for financial assistance.)

An outline of what you get with our partner-publishing model can be found here.


Our next reading period will open March 1, 2019 and run through April 12. During that time, please use the "click to submit" button submit your completed manuscript for consideration. In addition to uploading your manuscript, you will be asked to share a brief bio, book synopsis, and a little about why you want to publish with us. A reading fee of $12 is required to complete your submission. All authors will be notified of decisions by May 24, 2019.

All submitted manuscripts are carefully considered by an independent reading committee made up of writers, teachers, and dedicated readers.

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