NewLink Publishers: NewLink wants to review manuscripts in the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, and Horror.  We are looking for authors whose novels are written in active voice with minimal passive voice, and a clear, fixed point of view. If your work falls short of our standards, we supply a short evaluation as to why your work was rejected.  After fixing any major problems, you may resubmit, your work, along with a letter of explanation as to the improvements made.

Ink & Quill Publishers: We want to review manuscripts in the genres of General Fiction, Romance, Mysteries, Historial Fiction, and Non-Fiction.  Bear in mind that we are looking for novels written up to today’s standards, ie active voice with a clear, fixed point of view, minimal use of adverbs in exposition and minimal passive voice. If your work falls short of our standards, we supply a short evaluation as to why your work was rejected. As with Newlink, after fixing any major problems, you may resubmit, your work, along with a letter of explanation as to the improvements made.

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Due to many misunderstandings, we must be blunt. A quote we found on the internet “Profanity: A feeble mind’s attempt to express itself forcibly.We do not publish stories using specific “curse” words. The F-Bomb is unacceptable as is the S-Bomb. They are used for shock value and a good wordsmith can find better ways to make their characters expressive. We publish family-oriented stories, so this is a strict rule for us. No matter how good your story is, we will reject it for those reasons alone. You can clean it up and resubmit if you so desire. We will reconsider it a second time.



Submissions Staff

Jo A. Wilkins
Jo is looking for almost anything in the way of a submission except fantasy. She is a content editor for Ink & Quill and NewLink and will not read anything that conflicts with their submissions guidelines. Her main interests are science fiction, mystery, historical, memoirs and educational material (but it has to have an interesting presentation). She does not read or enjoy romance based novels. Contact me at


Denice Whitmore
I read juvenile fiction, young adult, scifi, young adult paranormal romance and historical fiction as well. I have edited fantasy and mainstream literature.  I do not like, nor will I read, submissions of erotica or those with excessive swearing. I look forward to working with seasoned and new authors alike. I enjoy the editing process and love being one of the first to read a good book. Contact me at


Richard Draude
While working behind the scenes on book covers, and keeping our computers and servers running, Richard is also one of the people who reads all our submission. As a writer of Science Fiction and an avid reader of Scifi and Fantasy, he offers valuable insight into a manuscript’s potential.



Rachelle Abbott
As a 4th generation native of Nevada, Rachelle Abbott knows all the words to the state song, “Home Means Nevada” and might break into song if anyone does not value the merits of her state. Being raised in a small town in southern Nevada, she has a unique perspective of life in a rural farming community. Although she has spent the last 25 years living in Las Vegas and Henderson,NV,  she still considers herself a small town girl at heart. Rachelle also lived in Brazil for a year and a half in 1996-97. Her experiences there were life changing and earned all people and things Brazilian a special place in her heart. As a child Rachelle’s parents always teased her that she learned to run before she learned to walk and was seen running anywhere she went. She still loves running and the outdoors. Most mornings she can be found out  hiking, running trails, or jogging in her neighborhood. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and taught middle school English and reading for 5 years. She also spent 5 years grading the state of Nevada’s proficiency exams. Happily married to the man of her dreams, together they are raising 7 magnificent individuals. Rachelle enjoys reading YA literature and most genres of fiction. Her requirement for a story to be “great” is that the characters remain in the head and heart of the reader forever after the book is returned to the shelf! Contact me at

Janelle Evans
Janelle Evans is the author of the Rory’s Choice Series and the Young Adult novel Stuffed Souls. An avid reader, she has dabbled in every genre, but her favorites often fall into the Young Adult or New Adult category. As an editor, novels that interest her will have a strong opening—a hook that engages by at least the end of the first chapter. The characters need to have dimension, beyond just action and dialogue, with a clear POV throughout the story. She’s typically not the biggest fan of dystopian plots, but there have been a few through the years that exceeded her predictability issues and kept her reading long into the night. However, foul language and graphic sex scenes are a no for her. Yes, teenagers may swear and grope in their daily lives, but she is a believer that as authors, we should raise those impressionable minds from the gutter as much as possible.  Contact me at

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