Frequently asked questions
Is Serenity Press a traditional publisher or a vanity publisher?
How do I submit a pitch or manuscript to Serenity Press?
Congratulations on working so hard to share your story. To submit your manuscript or make a pitch, we need you to check our submission guidelines first. Just click here for more information. If your submission meets the guidelines, submit them here.
The submissions page says you're not accepting pitches, but I really think you'll like mine. Should I go for it?
Congratulations on working so hard to write your story. Unfortunately, because we are working hard on publishing, writing and editing, we are not able to read your submission if you send it unsolicited or out of open submission windows.
If I send you a draft, can you offer feedback on my story?
It's great that you are following your dream to be a writer. However, we are unable to read drafts, provide specific manuscript feedback or suggest ways in which it might be improved. That's the role of manuscript assessors and those who offer critiques. We are also unable to respond to manuscript feedback queries by phone.
We will only read submissions that a) are sent when we are open for submissions; b) are submitted following our submission and formatting guidelines; and c) are a polished, publication-ready manuscript.
If I post my manuscript, will you send it back?
How much is shipping?
I ordered several books but they haven't arrived. What's happened?
Who do I contact about vanity publishing or self-publishing?
Which shipping methods do you use?
We currently use a combination of The Parcel People, Sendle and Australia Post for shipping to ensure we can keep postage costs to a minimum.