Vertu Publishing is both a boutique traditional publishing house and a full-service developmental resource for writers of all genres.

Vertu Publishing is currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts in the fiction space only. At this time, we will consider works of fiction written for audiences ranging from young adult through adult. See our Publish With Us page for more information.

*Please note - Using our developmental services in no way guarantees your book will be accepted for publication by VP or any other publisher.

Written with a Reason

Do we accept unsolicited manuscripts?

Yes, we are happy to accept unsolicited manuscripts for consideration. And because we believe in the creative process and think authors should have the right to manage their own careers if they so choose, we DO NOT require agent representation.

We want you to be published as badly as you do, so the developmental resources we offer are designed to radically improve your chances (whether you choose to submit your work to Vertu Publishing or not). Why? Because rejection letters are no fun for anybody.

Is your book ready to be published?

Competition is fierce in the publishing world. Before you submit your manuscript for consideration with any publisher (Vertu included), it’s highly recommended that you take practical steps to put your best foot forward.

Unfortunately, not every manuscript is publishable, and rejection letters are a sad-but-true part of what we do. So, to minimize the number of sad letters we have to write, and to give authors an edge on their competition no matter where they submit their work, we have dedicated a component of our publishing house to author preparation.

*Using our developmental services in no way guarantees your book will be accepted for publication by VP or any other publisher.

Pre-Submission Reviews

Pre-submission reviews are exactly what they seem – often called an editorial letter, we’ll conduct a thorough review of your manuscript and make professional recommendations about what it needs to really sing

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Professional Copyediting

Wordsmithing is an art, and many writers can string a beautiful sentence and still fall victim to passive voice, or a dropped word, or an incorrect verb tense, or a dangling participle.

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Developmental Editing

Are you having trouble bringing your concept full circle? Maybe you have a great vision for your book, but your manuscript is choppy or disorganized. Or, maybe, you have a manuscript, but you need help bridging gaps. That’s where developmental editing comes in.

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Paid Reviews

Book reviews are of vital importance to readers –which makes them vitally important to authors, too. An eloquent, honest, well-written book review can be invaluable for increasing an author's ability, credibility and visibility. *We do not offer Amazon posting for reviews.

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Author Websites

You may or may not already know that your website is your professional presence online. No matter what kind of writing you do, publishers, potential readers, clients, reviewers and other professionals WILL look for you online. What does your online home say about you?

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