Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an agent to submit to SSP?
No, you don’t need an agent to submit to us. Please make sure you submit a polished and edited manuscript that has seen beta readers though.
What are the chances I get accepted?
Just like any publishing house, prospective authors must query us. We’ll read over the submission and decide if 1. Does this piece of work add something to our catalog? 2. Will our readership enjoy this? 3. Will this work add to our readership? 4. Has this manuscript met our criteria as far as quality? 5. Do we currently have something too similar to this in our catalog?
My book is already up for pre-order, can I submit to MTP?
In short, would you submit to a big house if your book was already uploaded for publishing? No. SSP works off of a schedule to have some form of organization. This includes scheduling cover reveals and release dates. If your book is already up for pre-order it makes things a little more difficult.
However, we do understand that some problems arise in the industry, and if this is the case, don’t hesitate to reach out to email@example.com with questions.
Can I submit my Manuscript any time?
Just like any other publishing house, we have open submission times. December and July are when we open for new submissions. During this time, you’re free to submit your query to us! If you have any questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Wait, you’re an author collective—what is that?
We are a group of authors that band together and help one another out. We are all self-published, pool our knowledge together, and often boost one another online as much as possible. There are typically several opportunities for cross-promotions to help gain eyes on everyone’s work. An author collective is also known as a co-op publishing house.
All of our authors are self-published. This means that everyone is responsible for their titles from start to finish. Covers, editing, and formatting are all the authors’ responsibilities.
As stated above, SSP is responsible for scheduling cover reveals and release dates.
Does that mean you require dues?
No. We don’t require any of your money via royalties or dues. The only time we ask for money is when you purchase your ISBN.
Are there in-house benefits like an editor or cover designer?
No. But we have amazing editors who are affiliated with us and offer our authors a discount.
I’d love to be on your street team. How can I do that?
You can sign up for our street team right >HERE< and by doing so you can receive updates about ARCs and also cover reveals.