We are currently accepting submissions for publication during fall 2024 and beyond

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Scotia Road Books follows the Hybrid Publisher criteria of the Independent Book Publishers Association, of which we are a member. These criteria are as follows:

  • Define a mission and vision for its publishing program.
  • Vet submissions.
  • Publish under its own imprint(s) and ISBNs.
  • Publish to industry standards.
  • Ensure editorial, design and production quality.
  • Pursue and manage a range of publishing rights.
  • Provide distribution services.
  • Demonstrate respectable sales.
  • Pay authors a higher-than-standard royalty.

Publish with Scotia Road Books

Our authors invest a flat fee of $7,950 up front for the publishing package and retain 60% of net profits on their sold books. Authors submit completed manuscripts for consideration in one of our accepted genres, and our publishing team vets the quality and content of the work to determine if it meets industry publishing standards.

Once selected, we work with authors on editing, proofreading, cover design, and the publishing process. We also offer Book Marketing packages – an Author Branding Package, an Author Branding + Marketing Planning Package, and an Author Social Media Audit. These packages are optional and come at an additional cost. Authors who are not yet ready to submit a completed manuscript but would like to gain guidance on author branding, can inquire here.

Scotia Road Books publishes writing that is of the highest quality, with clever, original and unique stories that convey powerful messages. We look for authors and stories that meet our mission of providing a platform for strong women over age 40, and we partner with our authors on every step of the publishing process.

Submit Your Manuscript

We are currently accepting submissions for publication during fall 2024 and beyond. Scotia Road Books publishes contemporary fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, narrative memoir and essay collections. Please fill out the submission form and upload your manuscript as a Word or PDF file with the first twenty pages of your manuscript, along with a query letter.

Format submissions as follows:

  • Double-spaced
  • 12-point font
  • Number pages
  • Label your file with your name and book title

Do not send your complete manuscript. If we are interested, we will request the full work.

Scotia Road Books charges a $25 submission fee to determine whether your manuscript meets our publication criteria. Our vetting process ensures that we publish quality works that meet our mission and literary standards. Please allow eight to twelve weeks for a response.

Accepted authors will receive a publishing contract, which we will discuss on a Zoom introductory call. Once the contract is signed, we will begin work on the publishing journey, with a detailed timeline and articulated expectations to bring the book to market. Author Brand and Book Marketing packages are available, but optional and outside of the publishing contract and process.