WRITE FOR WHISKERED MYSTERIES

Submissions are now closed through the end of 2021. 
We hope to hear from you in January 2022!

We are currently accepting submissions for both contemporary and paranormal cozy mystery series of at least three books in length. We are also willing to consider previously self-published work.

Your manuscript need not be complete before submitting, but the submitted sample should be fully polished and show off your best work. Completed manuscripts should ideally fall within the 40,000 to 50,000 word range, but other lengths will also be considered.

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

All queries have been addressed as of 8.6.2021. If you have yet to receive a response to your submission, please check your email.

A QUICK VIEW OF Our Terms for Authors

  • 2 Contract Styles Available.
  • Style #1: 50% Author Royalty. Author Secures Own Editing. Publisher Granted eBook & Print Rights. Author Retains Audio & Translation Rights. 
  • Style #2: 35% Author Royalty. Audio Produced at Specified Sales Milestone. Publisher Secures Editing. Publisher Granted eBook, Audio, & Print Rights. Author Retains Translation Rights
  • 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

GERMAN LANGUAGE PUBLISHING

We also accept queries for publication in the German language via our sister site, www.katzengeheimnisse.com. Translation royalties are 20% for books in which we have the English language rights and 10% for German-language rights only.