Written by Emily Harstone January 6th, 2022

5 Prince Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Updated 2:30 January 6th 2022:  5 Prince Publishing does not meet our guiding principles because they only accept submissions from residents of the United States that are currently located in the United States. I’m very sorry for any confusion caused. Please do not submit to them if you are based outside of the United States. 

5 Prince Publishing is a small press. They are upfront about the fact that they are primarily digital and  print with Ingram’s print- on-demand platform, which means they have limited distribution.

It is founded and run by Bernadette Soehner, who started it as a self- publishing venture in 2011 but they have since expanded to publish other authors. They are still relatively small with three employees listed, beside Bernadette Soehner. One of the three employees is also published with them, and because one of the other employees’ images is obscured on the site, it’s possible they also write for 5 Prince under a pen name.

They primarily publish contemporary romance and are open to submissions in this genre all year round. They are open to submissions of Contemporary Valentine’s Day Romances till August 5th, 2022, and Contemporary Spring Romance till September 5th, 2022, as well as Contemporary Christmas Romance, till June 5th, 2022. All Contemporary Romance Novels, themed or unthemed, should ideally be between 50,000 and 65,000 words in length.

They also publish Fantasy novels, including High Fantasy, Lit RPG (which stands for literary role playing game, a literary genre combining the conventions of computer RPGs with science-fiction and fantasy). Work should ideally be be between 50,000-80,000 words and cannot exceed 100,000 words. They are open to this work year round.

Their covers vary from good in the context of the genre they are in, to very cheap and dated. They publish a lot of authors repeatedly, which tends to be a good sign. Their website is geared towards readers, not writers, which is often a good sign.

There’s not very much recent information about how they treat their authors online, so if you have worked with them, please reach out to us at support@authorspublish.com. We keep all information anonymous.

They will reply to your submissions sent in on Monday through Friday within 48 hours. If they do not respond they say it may be because you have not followed their guidelines.

To learn more, or to submit please go here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2021 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.




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