One Wet Shoe Publishing is on hiatus due to health issues. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we hope to reopen for publishing in 2016. All of our current titles will remain in print, and we are still reading manuscripts in the queue. Thank you for your understanding.

OWS is interested in new, fresh prose from emerging and established writers.

Literary fiction that straddles the boundaries of realism and the fantastic, the ordinary and the absurd, or that stretches what we consider commonplace are especially fascinating to us. We are also attracted to creative non-fiction/memoir that complicates format, voice, content, and/or concepts about truth in new ways. Genre fiction is also very welcome as long as it has literary merit.

We pay special attention to women, lesbians, and Midwest writers; although, we will be happy to consider anything that has a compelling plot, engaging characters, and is well written.

  • Format: Word processed, 12-point font(preferably Times New Roman or Arial), double-spaced, in .doc or .rtf
  • All manuscripts should include a cover letter and brief biographical statement from the author.
  • A $15 reading fee MUST accompany all manuscripts. We prefer payment via Paypal.


Submit here if you've been authorized to resubmit your manuscript.