NOTE: Thank you for your interest in Cup of Tea Books. Our publishing calendar is full for the next several months. While we are thrilled with this development, we must suspend our submissions process temporarily. As a result, we are unable to review new submissions at this time. Please check back here for any updates to that status.

We accept submissions of novel-length women’s fiction. Although it’s hard to define the exact characteristics that will grab our attention, it’s safe to say we are looking for finely-drawn characters, a compelling story, and deft writing. For us, story is more important than genre; as long as a novel is captivating, we’ll want to read it. We particularly enjoy cozy mysteries and upmarket commercial fiction, and we’ve been known to indulge in romance novels, too. If you have a women’s fiction manuscript you’d like to have considered for publication, please send a query, synopsis, and the first 30 pages of your manuscript in the body of the email. No attachments, please. In the subject line, please write WOMEN’S FICTION SUBMISSION.

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We endeavor to respond to all queries within six weeks.  If you have not heard back from us in that time, feel free to send a follow-up note. We do not accept queries by snail mail.