Resolute Publishing is an independent publishing collective that transforms dreams into realities for writers.

Resolute Publishing…

produces publications rooted in African American culture and/or same-gender loving experiences. We welcome submissions from women of color that are committed to great storytelling and are also passionate readers.

Success for every Resolute writer differs, but everyone thrives on the joy of reading.

Lauren Cherelle organized the collective in 2010.

Ready to Publish?

Resolute is accepting completed, unpublished manuscripts to expand the collective. We welcome fiction and creative non-fiction submissions (erotica excluded).

  • All submissions must be 25,000+ words
  • Read the submission guidelines for additional submission requirements (view PDF)
  • Resolute does not pay advances or accept manuscripts with song lyrics
  • We do not charge reading or submission fees

Resolute reserves the right to reject any manuscript. The publisher will not consider anything that is demeaning, stereotypical, or opposed to womanist values. If a manuscript is rejected, we may suggest alternative publishing suggestions, including self-publishing.

Book Clubs.

Resolute is happy to extend purchase discounts to book clubs for quantities of 3+ books. Our authors would love to swap thoughts and opinions with readers via in-person gatherings or a video meeting. Contact us for details.


À la Carte Services.

Lauren Cherelle provides design and editing services at competitive rates. Rates are based on need, complexity, and turn-around time. Visit lcherelle.com/services for details.