Writer’s Relief: Helping authors reach their publishing goals since 1994

As an author’s submission service, we help authors reach their publishing goals with targeted submissions to literary agents and editors. Writing and sending out submissions should make you feel EXCITED! EMPOWERED! Not anxious and overwhelmed. If you need help researching and preparing your submissions to literary agents and editors, Writer’s Relief will identify the best literary agents and publishers for your book manuscript or the best literary journals for your poetry, short story, or personal essay. Our targeted submissions will boost your exposure and maximize your acceptance rate!

Please Note: Our primary focus is on American markets. We target American literary agents for books. And for short prose and poetry, we target American markets and some overseas publications that accept submissions in English. Therefore, we can only work with manuscripts written in English.

Keep in mind that if your submission comes when we’re not actively reading submissions, it may take up to two months to get back to you. 

Please select your genre below to submit your strongest work for consideration.







For consideration please submit the first 15 pages, and a short 1-2 page synopsis.
Your novel/memoir must be complete.

If you are submitting a book, previously published and self-published works are welcome.


For consideration please submit  3 short stories (fiction) or personal essays/creative nonfiction, each under 3,500 words, as separate files (DOC, DOCX, or PDF).

If you are submitting short prose or poetry, do NOT send previously published works—whether they appeared in print or online. This policy is necessary due to current industry-wide trends and guidelines.

For consideration please submit 9-12 stand-alone poems, as separate files (DOC, DOCX, or PDF).

If you are submitting short prose or poetry, do NOT send previously published works—whether they appeared in print or online. This policy is necessary due to current industry-wide trends and guidelines.