Submissions

We take submissions very seriously and this has resulted in some notable successes. We receive thousands of submissions a year and make a point of reading every one.

Please familiarise yourself with our guidelines before submitting.

WHAT WE DON’T TAKE

We do not accept:

  • science-fiction,
  • horror,
  • adult fantasy,
  • light romance,
  • self-help,
  • gardening,
  • plays or film and TV scripts,
  • poetry (children or adults),
  • picture/illustrated books (children or adults) or any books aimed at children under the age of 8.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are particularly interested in exciting commercial and literary fiction, middle-grade children’s fiction, contemporary YA with a distinctive voice, and non-fiction for the adult market. Do look at the authors on our website to get a clear idea of the kind of books we represent.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Whether submitting by email or post, we require the following:

For adult and children’s fiction: a covering letter, a synopsis and the first 3 or 4 chapters, double or 1.5 spaced with the pages numbered, in Calibri, Times New Roman or similar (not Courier).

For adult nonfiction: a covering letter explaining why you are the best person to write the proposed book, an outline of 3-4 pages to a maximum of 30 pages setting out clearly why the book is both important and original, what research or experience you are basing it on, how it compares with other books on the same subject and finally what you would cover in it.

Make sure you tell us your email address for a reply (or include a SAE if you want your hard copy returned).

Please send images in a separate file to the text.

Submit your work