About Women in Hiding Press
Mission Statement • Manuscript Submission
Our purpose is to support and encourage every woman victimized by abuse to break the crippling tradition of silence and to take command of her story and transform it into personal power.
The imperative of Women in Hiding Press is to speak the unspeakable, to articulate through literary voice, artistic expression, and social challenge the rampant but dismissed reality of covert violence committed against girls and women and its unseen, devastating consequences.
Women In Hiding Press promotes the personal, spiritual and social necessity—and responsibility—of speaking what is wrongly regarded in our society as unspeakable by women not served by mainstream publishers. We seek work that aims to illuminate and educate society through stories with strong social commentary. Of particular interest are narratives from senior women that dispute myths and validate victims of sexual violence and other forms of abuse by illustrating with raw clarity the harrowing details hidden beneath society's sanitized labels of rape, incest, and abuse, that ignore and deny horrors experienced by victims of such ordeals and advance the truth while promoting deeper understanding of women's lives.
The mission of Women in Hiding Press is to give essential structure and accurate definition to this violence committed at the edge of perception. Our primary goal is to negate the restrictive and prejudiced cultural and religious attitudes, and arbitrary social criterion for defining instances of sexual, physical and emotional violence against girls and women.
Women in Hiding Press recognizes the abuse suffered by boys and men and believe any progress in articulating abuse suffered by girls and women will benefit them also. We strongly encourage anyone who has suffered from overt and/or covert abuse to speak.
Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Women in Hiding Press (WIHP) is accepting manuscripts, primarily nonfiction, however, compelling fiction will be considered, by women not served by mainstream publishers.
We seek work that aims to illuminate and educate society through strong social commentary. Of Particular interest are narratives from senior women that dispute myths and advance the truth while promoting deeper understanding of women’s lives.
All authors are encouraged to use their real names, however, pseudonym's will be accepted.
To submit your manuscript, please send a cover letter, synopsis and at least two sample chapters of your work to:
Women in Hiding Press
PO Box 546
Chatsworth NJ 08019
Please do not staple the pages. All pages should have your name at the top.
If you wish your submitted work returned, please include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient return postage.
Please allow three months for our review of you submission. Please provide a SASE or email address to receive our reply.
Authors should know that Women in Hiding Press does not pay for manuscripts. However, once accepted, WIHP incurs all the costs of producing the book.
Authors should understand that the purchase price of books published by Women In Hiding Press will be shared by WIHP and the book author. If your work is accepted, WIHP will explain this policy in detail.
Women in Hiding Books
Breaking Through Silence: A No-nonsence Love Letter to Women
Download a sample of Breaking Through Silence: A No-nonsence Love Letter to Women here.
Woman in Hiding: A True Tale of Backdoor Abuse, Dark Secrets & Other Evil Deeds
Download a sample of Woman in Hiding: A True Tale of Backdoor Abuse, Dark Secrets & Other Evil Deeds here.