TriggerPublishing

We are an independent publishing house specialising in mental health and wellbeing books.

One of our three imprints could be the perfect home for your book.

TriggerPublishing

Submitting a Manuscript to Trigger Publishing

Trigger publishes books that provide practical guidance for readers, ideally a combination of lived experience and helpful advice that’s written by experts in their fields.

We are passionate about the power of bibliotherapy (using reading to help solve personal problems).

Our books show readers that wellbeing and mental health recovery are not only possible, but within their grasp, and that anyone can take practical steps to maintain and enhance their wellbeing.

As a traditional non-fiction publisher, we are looking for thoughtful, thorough proposals submitted alongside sample chapters.

Preferably, a Trigger author will already have an established brand and actively cultivate their platform, speaking regularly to their audience.

Social media and a digital presence are important.

However, for the right book, we are happy to work with new authors who have yet to make these strides and help them to do so.

Trigger publishes books that provide practical guidance for readers, ideally a combination of lived experience and helpful advice that’s written by experts in their fields. We are passionate about the power of bibliotherapy (using reading to help solve personal problems). Our books show readers that wellbeing and mental health recovery are not only possible, but within their grasp, and that anyone can take practical steps to maintain and enhance their wellbeing.

As a traditional non-fiction publisher, we are looking for thoughtful, thorough proposals submitted alongside sample chapters. Preferably, a Trigger author will already have an established brand and actively cultivate their platform, speaking regularly to their audience. Social media and a digital presence are important. However, for the right book, we are happy to work with new authors who have yet to make these strides and help them to do so.

To submit your manuscript to Trigger Publishing, you can either:


Be sure to highlight your qualifications as an expert, if applicable; any previous publications and sales figures; links to your social media and anything else relevant to your author platform; and any further unique selling points that set you apart as a potential author in the mental health and wellbeing space.

If you have any questions before submitting your manuscript, please email our publisher, Soraya Nair, at [email protected].

CHERISH EDITIONS PUBLISHING

Submitting a Manuscript to Cherish Editions

Cherish Editions is Trigger’s author-funded publishing imprint dedicated to furthering our mission of creating important, impactful books that can be used for bibliotherapy. A mental health publisher producing just 30 books each year, we acquire only a small selection of the manuscripts that are submitted to us.

However, Cherish will consider a broader range of books for publication: memoirs, self-help books, poetry, fiction, children’s books and more. The most important qualification is that your book can be used in a bibliotherapy regimen by a reader who may be struggling with their mental health or wellbeing.

Like Trigger, we strive to publish books that will help with bibliotherapy, showing our readers that recovery is not only possible, but that it is within their grasp, or that there are practical steps they can take to maintain and enhance their wellbeing.

If your manuscript falls outside of these parameters but still has a wellbeing or mental health angle, don’t hesitate to submit it! You can use the submissions form to explain what motivated you to write your book and how it would fit on the Cherish list. For instance, if writing provided relief during a low period, the resulting book would be a candidate for self-publishing with us.

Unlike Trigger, Cherish requires a completed manuscript for consideration.

Don’t forget that Cherish Editions is a selective self-publishing imprint, which means we only take on a small number of the manuscripts submitted to us. We base our decision on several factors, including:

  • Written quality
  • Marketability
  • Author brand
  • The topic itself

 

Please also keep in mind that we do have some minimum word counts for Cherish submissions:

  • Adult fiction or nonfiction: 25,000 word minimum, although we prefer books of 40,000+ words
  • Poetry collections: at least 35 poems, although we’d prefer a collection of at least 100 pages/poems

 

Our children’s books are typically 32 pages long and between 600 and 1,000 words, but we are open to stretching or shrinking those parameters for the right submission.

There are so many benefits to our hybrid publication process. To sum it up, you get the expertise of the Trigger team to guide you through publication, while still having creative input throughout the editorial process.

We can also offer our authors quick turnaround times, a professional finish to their books, a short marketing campaign with industry experts and 50% of royalties from every sale.

On our end, we donate a portion of our proceeds to Shawmind.org, a mental health charity, so that we can further the reach of our bibliotherapy and advocacy efforts.

Click here for more reasons why you should publish with Cherish.

To submit your manuscript to Cherish Editions you can:


If you have any questions before submitting your manuscript, please email our publisher, Soraya Nair, at [email protected].

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UPSIDE DOWN BOOKS

Submitting a Manuscript to Upside Down Books

If you seek a traditional publisher for a book aimed at children, tweens, teens or young adults, then submit your manuscript to Ups!de Down Books.

As with Trigger’s main list, we are looking to acquire books that focus on mental health and wellness, but we also seek stories of emotional intelligence and mindfulness.

We are currently accepting the following types of books:

  • Fiction and nonfiction picture books
  • Activity, puzzle and/or game books
  • Middle-grade fiction and nonfiction (for ages 8-12)
  • Young adult fiction and nonfiction

 

Please make sure your book has a mental health, wellbeing, emotional intelligence and/or mindfulness angle before submitting.

With children’s books, we require a full manuscript. To submit your manuscript to Ups!de Down Books, you can either:


Be sure to highlight your qualifications as a mental health expert, if applicable; any previous publications and sales figures; links to your social media or author platform; and other unique selling points that set you apart as a potential author in the mental health and wellbeing space.

For children’s books, there is no minimum or maximum word count, but please keep in mind that most children’s picture books are between 600 and 1,000 words.

Middle-grade and young adult fiction and non-fiction should be at least 25,000 words.

If you have any questions before submitting your manuscript, please email our publisher, Soraya Nair, at [email protected].

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