Interested in writing for Whiskered Mysteries?

Submissions are currently CLOSED until August 1, 2022

We will soon be open one again for submissions for both contemporary and paranormal cozy mystery series of at least three books in length.

Manuscripts should ideally fall within the 40,000 to 50,000 word range, but other lengths will also be considered. You must have a completed manuscript prior to submission. We are also willing to consider previously self-published work.

Please send a one-page query letter and sample chapter to if you are interested in writing for our press. Thank you!

All queries have been addressed through June 2022. If you have yet to receive a response to your submission, please check your email.

Want to know how to write a query? Take a look at our sample!

A QUICK VIEW OF Our Terms for Authors

  • Currently 1 Contract Style Available.
  • Style: 35% Author Royalty. Publisher Secures Editing. Publisher Granted eBook, Audio, & Print Rights. Author Retains Translation Rights with the optional contract to use in house agent for sale of translation rights and/or audio rights. Or Audio Produced directly through publisher at Specified Sales Milestone. 
  • Authors will not be charged for production or advertising services, nor will royalties be held against them before they start earning.
  • 5-Year Publishing Contract: At the end of the term, author will have the choice to renew the contract or to receive full rights reversion.
  • eBook Distribution and Pricing is at the Discretion of the Publisher. 
  • ARCs Provided to the Whiskered Mysteries ARC Team for Review
  • Inclusion in Whiskered Mysteries Reader Newsletter
  • Facebook Ads Run and Paid for by Publisher
  • Moderator Access to the Whiskered Mysteries Facebook Group
  • Regular Group Promotions & Other Publisher-Backed Marketing Initiatives
  • Bookbub, FreeBooksy & Other Promo Site Submission and Payment by Publisher
  • Special Discounts Available for Novel Publicity