Our focus is on fiction written by and about women and/or people of color. We are interested in adult novels geared towards women  that engage readers through intensely personal journeys. 

We look for women's fiction, contemporary fiction, contemporary romance, chicklit and erotic romance.  We accept manuscripts with or without an agent and will only consider original manuscripts that have not been published elsewhere. The review process can take up to four weeks. We will contact you once a decision has been reached. 

How to Submit a Novel Manuscript

  • Please include a synopsis and first three chapters of the novel. Do not send the complete manuscript.
  • Manuscripts should be typed doubled-spaced.
  • Manuscripts should be accompanied by a cover letter that includes a brief biography of the author, including publishing history. The letter should be addressed to Chris Harrell, and should also state if the manuscript is a simultaneous or an exclusive submission.
  • Be sure to include full contact information on the cover letter and first page of the manuscript. Page numbers and your last name/title of the book should appear on subsequent pages.
  • We do not open attachments, please do not send them or your submission may be disregarded. Please paste all content into the body of the email. 

Writers' Raven accepts submissions electronically. Please email us at to submit your cover letter, synopsis and 3-chapter sample.