Reading Periods

How2Conquer is open to submissions during two reading periods each year:

  • Winter Reading Period (February 1 – March 31)
  • Fall Reading Period (September 1 – October 31)
What We’re Looking For

Please be sure you have reviewed the details about What We’re Looking For before submitting your manuscript.


If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQs or get in touch.

What Happens When You Submit

We review all proposals and manuscript samples submitted via our submission form. We aim to respond to submissions within six to eight weeks.

If we choose a manuscript for publication, we put together a contract and outline next steps for the project. Depending on the author’s goals for their book and how it fits into their wider platform, we offer both traditional and hybrid publishing contracts to find a model that works best for each project.

Once the contract is signed, the book moves into our editing and production process.

Our Submission Form

This form collects information about you and your book, and it includes a place to upload the first three chapters of your manuscript. While we’d prefer that you include a book proposal, there are questions you can answer if you have not completed one.

You can save and return to this form. Simply click “Save and Continue Later” at the bottom the page, and you will be given a link and the option to email the link to yourself. These links will last 30 days.