Lydia Stevens

Urano Publishing

My Manuscript Wish List

Starting her career almost a decade ago, Lydia Stevens has brought her passion and drive to the publishing industry first as a writer and award-winning author, and second by pursuing positions within an internship with Creative Media Agency, and as an acquisitions assistant with the academic press, Anthem Press. Having completed her Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in English and Creative Writing, Lydia brought her education to her freelance developmental editorial work, Creative Content Critiquing and Consulting, where the manuscripts she has worked on have seen such awards as: The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, The International Chanticleer Book Awards, and several projects which have achieved bestseller status.

Lydia has worked with both fiction and nonfiction projects, and has a passion helping writers develop their craft, and she enjoys championing for fresh, unique voices with powerful stories to tell. Lydia loves learning about new topics, and is open to reviewing nonfiction proposals and manuscripts across a broad array of subjects.

Lydia’s work with Urano Publishing, an imprint of Ediciones Urano, has her driven to build a list in nonfiction titles ranging from Biographies, Cookbooks, Crafts/DIY, History, Humor, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Sports, Travel, True Crime, and nonfiction projects which welcome underrepresented voices and minorities.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please email your query with the subject line, Query: Title to Please include in the proposal a synopsis, a bio, and marketing plan. Additionally, Lydia is eager to look at completed manuscripts, so please send the manuscript along with the proposal if available. At this time, Lydia will not be considering fiction projects.

Vital Info

Non-Fiction: Biography, Cookbooks, Crafts/DIY, History, Humor, Illustrated, Journalism, LGBTQ, Memoir, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science, Sports, Travel, True Crime

Favorite sub-genres: Diversity, Fashion, Feminism, Humor, Illustrated, Military, Multicultural, Multiple POV, Narrative Nonfiction, Neo-Victorian, Pop Psychology, Relationships, Self-Reflection, Self-help, Social Issues, Study Abroad Stories, WWI, WWII, narrative non-fiction
I'd like the next...

I'd like the next motivational or self-help book which speaks to the younger generations. I love the sharpy, witty, edginess of Glennon Doyle and Gary John Bishop. I'd love the next unique travel book, or unexplored ancient civilization that hasn't been over-written. I want the next book which will teach me something new in DIY, and appeal to large audiences because it is a fresh idea. I love history and memoirs about people who have done something adventurous and different. I'm an advocator for domestic violence victims and assault survivors. I am passionate about books that advocate for those topics. I want the next book which takes me deep into psychology and the understanding of the human mind. I want the next book which will surprise me, even if the topic is one which is widely known.

My favorites include...

Unf*ck Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life by Gary John Bishop
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Holy Hot Mess by Mary Katherine Backstrom
Loving What Is by Byron Katie

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