A Writer’s Guide to Submitting Your Book To Pop Fiction
Want to start your publishing journey with Pop Fiction? Here's your guide.
September 25, 2020

Have you ever wanted to be a published author? Do you have an almost-finished book (or two, or three) that’s lying around on your hard drive or in your Wattpad account? Do you think it could be the next big bestseller?

Then we hope you think of submitting your book to Pop Fiction!

We’re always looking out for new authors to publish. We’ve published a wide variety of authors in Pop Fiction, from certified Wattpad superstars to talented newcomers who just completely wowed us with their story. Some of them have even made the leap to the big screen. A few fan-favorite Filipino movies actually started out as best-selling Pop Fiction novels: sgwannabe's She's Dating the Gangster that starred Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, ilurvbook's The Bet (retitled Just The Way You Are) that starred Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, and Yam-Yam28's Girlfriend for Hire that starred Yassi Pressman and Andre Paras. Some have even heralded innovated adaptations like bluemaiden's The Four Bad Boys and Me, the book series that was turned into ABS-CBN's first-ever digital lovecast. So who knows? Maybe your book is the next real deal, and Pop Fiction may be the one to make it a reality. If you’re a writer, there’s always hope to finally see your labor of love become a bonafide book!

Below, you can find the complete steps on how to pass your manuscript to the editors of Pop Fiction, as well as the dos and don’ts of pitching your book.

Here’s a step-by-step process on how to submit your manuscript:

Step 1: Prepare your submission.

Your works should be submitted in this format for consideration:

  • The document file must be in .doc OR in .pdf format
  • It must contain a half-page summary and has at least three (3) chapter samples.

Note: Ideal fonts are Times New Roman, Arial, or Garamond, and the font size is 12. Please make sure that your document is legible and easy to read. In your summary, please indicate the number of words of the overall manuscript as well. 

Step 2: Make a cover letter.

The front page of your proposed manuscript should be a cover letter. In the letter, tell us who you are, what your story is about, and why your story is a good fit for Summit Books.

Step 3: Include your most updated CV.

Your CV, or curriculum vitae or biodata, make it easier for us to know where we can contact you. It also helps us get to know a little bit more about the future author we’ll be working closely with if your manuscript makes the cut! Make sure to write down the social media handles you are comfortable to share.

Step 4: Send us an email.

Prepare all of the requirements listed from Step 1-3, and email them as attachments with this subject line: POP FICTION_<title of your manuscript>. Send the following requirements to [email protected].

Sounds easy, right? Take note, however, of the following tips when pitching book proposals. It will help make your manuscript rise to the top of the pile! 

DO send your submissions at any time.

As long as your manuscript is 90% done, pitch it to us. The story doesn’t necessarily have to be published on Wattpad. Pop Fiction also does not impose a deadline as we check our submissions email all year round.

DON’T mislabel your email subject.

Failing to follow the steps above will mean that we must reject your submission. Sorry, guys.

DO send your manuscript again if you don’t hear back from us.

We get a lot of manuscript submissions, and it takes us a while to review all of them. Should you not hear from us in six months’ time, just send your work again.

DON’T spam our submissions email.

Not only does this affect your chances of being reviewed and accepted, but your submission might go directly to our spam folder (which we rarely check). You don’t want your book proposal to be mistaken by our email system as a bot, do you?

Now that you’re all set, we hope to see your submission in our inbox soon. The process may be a bit gritty, but the road at the end will definitely make the journey worth it.

Good luck to you, aspiring author!

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