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Publisher Profile / She Writes Press

She Writes Press


Mission and genres: “She Writes Press was founded… as a response to the barriers to traditional publishing getting higher and higher for authors. “ It was built to be “a company where authors would be invited to publish based on the merit of their writing alone. They wanted to found a press for women writers that would be a platform—that could launch their writing careers, and where they could legitimately compete with their traditional counterparts.”

Co-Founders: Kamy Wicoff & Brooke Warner

Year Founded: 2012

An Interview with Publisher Brooke Warner

Brooke Warner
There are more opportunities today than ever for indie writers to make their voices heard, yet more freedom to publish, without the help of a traditional publisher, does not mean all authors begin from a level playing field. Brooke Warner knows that is the case especially for women writers, and she’s helping to raise the standards for all indie authors through a couple of projects.

“Self-publishing“ is a kind of misnomer, since there really is a team of experts behind every good nontraditionally published book. But how much money can an author expect to have to pay for design and editing services? Yes, I agree with you about the term, and I think that’s why so many self-published authors prefer other terms like “indie.” That said, part of the problem with self-publishing is that the quality varies so dramatically. An author can spend very little, but that doesn’t mean they should.

Read the interview with Brooke Warner


South of Everything by Audrey Taylor Gonzalez

The End of Miracles by Monica Starkman

Glass Shatters by Michelle Meyers

Little Woman in Blue: A Novel of May Alcott by Jeannine Atkins

Even in Darkness by Barbara Stark-Nemon

The Geometry of Love by Jessica Levine


Mothering Through the Darkness: Women Open Up About the Postpartum Experience Edited by Jessica Smock & Stephanie Sprenger. 2015 Finalist for Anthologies

Gap Year Girl: A Baby Boomer Adventure Across 21 Countries by Marianne C. Bohr. 2015 Finalist for Travel

Lum by Libby Ware. 2015 Finalist for LGBT

Murder under the Bridge: A Palestine Mystery by Kate Jessica Raphael. 2015 Finalist for Multicultural

Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox by Joanne Cronrath Bamberger. 2015 HONORABLE Mention for Women’s Studies

Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientific Explanations for Utterly Baffling Parenting Situations by Norine Dworkin-McDaniel and Jessica Ziegler. 2015 SILVER Winner for Humor

South of Everything by Audrey Taylor Gonzalez. 2015 Editor’s Choice Prize Fiction for Young Adult Fiction

How to Grow an Addict by J. A. Wright. 2015 HONORABLE Mention for General

The Island of Worthy Boys by Connie Hertzberg Mayo. 2015 SILVER Winner for Historical

Even in Darkness by Barbara Stark-Nemon. 2015 GOLD Winner for Literary

Peanut Butter and Naan: Stories of an American Mom in the Far East by Jennifer Hillman-Magnuson. 2014 Finalist for Travel

The Sweetness by Sande Boritz Berger. 2014 Finalist for Historical

A Tight Grip: A novel about golf, love affairs, and women of a certain age. by Kay Rae Chomic. 2014 Finalist for General

In the Shadow of Lies by M.A. Adler. 2014 Finalist for Mystery

Loveyoubye: Holding Fast, Letting Go, and Then There’s the Dog by Rossandra White. 2014 Finalist for Autobiography & Memoir

Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the ’60s and ’70s Edited by Linda Joy Myers, Kate Farrell, and Amber Lea Starfire. 2013 Finalist for Anthologies

Don’t Call Me Mother: A Daughter’s Journey from Abandonment to Forgiveness by Linda Joy Myers. 2013 Finalist for Autobiography & Memoir

Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen by Judith Newton. 2013 SILVER Winner for Women’s Studies

Warming Up by Mary Hutchings Reed. 2013 Finalist for General

Clear Lake by Nan Fink Gefen. 2013 GOLD Winner for General

What’s Your Book? by Brooke Warner. 2012 Finalist for Writing

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