Curious as to what we are looking for? Here is everything you need to know!

What we want:

Silver Shell Publishing is searching for stories from the heart! Whether they’re gritty, dark, comedic or unique, in Young Adult through Adult.

Specifically, these are themes we’d love to see:

• Rom-coms set by the sea! The quirkier the story the better.
• LGBTQIA+ romance•  YA #ownvoices
•  Adult Second chance romance
•  Issue titles (a book for a particular situation/problem in readers’ lives)
•  Cozy mysteries (YA-Adult)
• Women’s fiction
•  Stories that focus on a fictional fandom (we love nerds!)

Not seeing where your story fits in? That’s okay. Shoot us an e-mail and we’d be more than happy to discuss if you’re book is a good fit.


Please email your query letter along with:

The first fifty pages (12 pt font, double spaced), and a one-page synopsis (12 pt font, single-spaced) both attached as separate Microsoft Word files to: 



Please be sure to type your email subject as:

SUBMISSION: [Title] – [Age Group] [Genre] 


In the body of the email, please indicate any editing that has been performed on your manuscript, including beta-reads.


Once you submit you should hear from one of us within 2-4 weeks.