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We accept submissions but please look at the kind of books we publish before submitting a manuscript. We publish adult fiction, YA fiction, drama, and non-fiction biography, wellbeing, travel, history and books about the arts and popular culture. We don’t publish children’s books for ages 10 and under. We don’t publish poetry. We occasionally publish short stories in a themed anthology.
If you would like to submit your work to us, please submit your email and join our mailing list first.
Fiction (novels, short stories), Non-fiction, Drama (play texts, anthologies)
Please note the following instructions for Categories when preparing your proposal.
If your Proposal falls under either Fiction or Plays/Drama/Performance, please prepare and submit the following , either as Word/PDF files and send:
- Full synopsis
- 3 chapters of your manuscript or full playscript
- Your details (title, name, contact e-mail, telephone, postal address)
- A short biographical note (up to 200 words)
- Links to websites and/or social media profiles
- List URLs pointing to examples of social media activity/previous campaigns (URLs which are relevant for your book and its promotion)
- Please provide any additional information that would be helpful to us in making our decision e.g. previous books, experience, media contacts.
If you have a professional production of a play scheduled, we would like to see the script at least 6 weeks before opening night.
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We publish both general and specialist non-fiction titles. We are looking for biographies of well-known people, and books about the arts and culture.
Many thanks for your submissions.