Spencer Hill Press is now reopen to submissions

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

After a brief hiatus, we are so excited to announce that we are once again open to submissions!

Finding the right home for your work takes time and effort, and we are excited to be part of your journey. We do currently accept manuscript submissions but we have a few criteria that we ask you to follow when you submit to us. Failure to follow our submission guidelines may result in rejection of your book. Spencer Hill Press focuses on fiction, particularly YA and Romance. We are not accepting Urban Fantasy or Middle-Grade submissions at this time. We are particularly interested in books that are series. We do not accept manuscripts that are not complete.

How do I submit?

All submissions can be sent to Before doing so, please review the following submission instructions closely.

What should my submission include?

  • A cover letter with a little bit about yourself and how you came to write the book.
  • A synopsis of your book. Keep it direct, simple, and under one page (300 – 400 words).
  • The target audience for your book and how you believe your book appeals to that market.
  • A list of relevant social media contacts including bloggers, any traditional media, and/or organizations that would help in the promotion and publicity of your book.
  • All of your contact details so we can get back to you.
  • A minimum of three sample chapters or 50 pages or you may submit the full manuscript.

Is there any genre you do not accept?

  • Poetry
  • Educational material
  • Nonfiction
  • Children’s
  • Middle Grade
  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction (unless it is YA or Romance)
  • Graphic Novels

When and how will I hear back?

Due to the volume of submissions, response time may take 16 weeks or more. No acknowledgment of receipt will be sent. Submissions will be reviewed in order of receipt, and we will contact you following our review. Spencer Hill Press will not discuss submissions over the phone. We are looking forward to reading your submission!

Summer eBook Deals

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Happy summer, readers! There’s something about the warm weather and vacation season that gets us even more in the mood to read the days away. We are excited to offer weekly ebook deals to help you discover new titles for low prices. We’d love to hear what you get, tweet at us at @spencerhillp.

During the sale, all listed ebooks will be available for only $1.99! All titles will be available at this price on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and more.


June 1st-15th

Play On by Michelle Smith
Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz
One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin
Finn Finnegan (Adventures of Finn MacCullen series #1) by Darby Karchut
PODs by Michelle K. Pickett
Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia

June 16th-30th

Reclaimed by Sarah Guillory
Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher
Copper Girl (Copper Legacy series #1) by Jennifer Allis Provost
Gideon’s Spear (Adventures of Finn MacCullen series #2) by Darby Karchut
Bone Deep by Kim O’Brien
Castle of Sighs by Jennifer Murgia
Freaks of Nature by Wendy Brotherlin

July 1st-15th

Magnetic Shift by Lucy D. Briand
Almost Magic by Kathleen Bullock
The Hound at the Gate (Adventures of Finn MacCullen series #3) by Darby Karchut
Sasquash by Andrea Schicke Hirsch
Perfection (Perfection series #1) by J.L. Spelbring
Lifestyles of the Rich and (In)Famous by Tierney Fowler

July 16th-31st

Until Beth by Lisa Amowitz
Copper Ravens (Copper Legacy #2) by Jennifer Allis Provost
Hello? by Liza Weimer
Finn’s Choice (Adventures of Finn MacCullen series #4) by Darby Karchut
Swimming in Tokyo by Brenda St. John Brown

August 1st-15th

Little Miss Evil by Bruce Leung & Kristy Shen
Death and Mr. Right by Kendra Saunders
Never Never by Brianna Shrum
Copper Veins (Copper Legacy #3) by Jennifer Allis Provost
The Stag Lord (Bannerman Boru series #1) by Darby Kaye

August 16th-31st

Unholy Blue (Bannerman Boru series #2) by Darby Kaye
Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke
Pull by Anne Riley
Vision by Lisa Amowitz
Flawed (Perfection series #2) by J.L. Spelbring

Liza Wiemer Leads “Hello?” Walking Tour

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Participants converged on Washington Island to walk in the footsteps of characters from debut YA author Liza Wiemer’s Hello?, published by Spencer Hill Press. The event was coordinated and sponsored by Write On Door County, a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire people to write and share their stories. Thanks to the staff of Washington Island school and community of Washington Island for their assistance.


Forty students and ten educators from Wisconsin’s Door County schools and Milwaukee County’s Nicolet High School converged on Washington Island to walk in the footsteps of characters from debut YA author Liza Wiemer’s Hello?. Participants took a ferry to the island where they were greeted by local students and teachers holding signs, cheering, and waving hello.


During the course of the day, students went to many sites in the novel and enjoyed activities described in the book, including a stop at the Red Cup, a nature walk to Lake Michigan and Little Lake, a lunch break at Boyer’s Bluff where students roasted hot dogs and marshmallows around a bonfire and listened to local musician Chris Nelson play guitar, and a trip to School House Beach and Jackson Harbor.

Photos courtesy of Jim Wiemer & Steve Waldron