Publishers currently accepting submissions
Our list of over 60 publishers currently open for submissions of books, short stories and poetry helps you find the right publisher for you, quickly and easily. We'll show you exactly what you need to send, and help you submit via our system, email or post. We'll even tell you when your submission is opened!
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8th House standard
Added 06 Nov 2019
Accepting submissions of Books Novels and Poetry
What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
For books / novels :
3 chapters Chapter breakdown
For poetry:
No restrictions
Accepted formats:
PDF
Word
Submit via:
Email
Usual response time: 3 months

Andersen standard
Added 02 Nov 2019
Accepting submissions of Books
Andersen Press is a specialist children's publisher. We publish picture books, for which the required text would be approximately 500 words (maximum 1000), juvenile fiction for which the text would be approximately 3-5,000 words and older fiction up to 75,000 words. We do not publish adult fiction and non-fiction, poetry or short story anthologies. Please send all submissions on paper, by regular post, along with a stamped, addressed envelope. Please note that your work will be recycled if you do not enclose an envelope and sufficient postage for its return. We do not accept International Reply Coupons. We will not be able to confirm receipt. We will be unable to respond to any submission that does not include a stamped, addressed envelope. All material sent without a stamped, addressed envelope will be recycled. Due to the very large number of submissions we receive, we are unable to enter into personal correspondence or give editorial guidance on the material we reject.
What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
Synopsis
For books :
3 chapters
Accepted formats:
Print
Submit via:
Post
Usual response time: 3 months

Avon Open Submissions
Updated 21 Jul 2020
Accepting submissions of Novels

At Avon we publish some of the leading names in commercial fiction, including Sunday Times bestsellers C.L. Taylor, Scott Mariani and Sue Moorcroft, and digital chart toppers Phillipa Ashley, Lorna Cook, Mel Sherratt and Mandy Robotham. If you have a commercial novel you think might be of interest to us, we’d love to see it.

Please note that we can only consider full-length manuscripts and are unable to consider partial submissions. We can only consider submissions of 60,000 words or more.

What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
Biography
Synopsis
Pitch
Genre
3 comparable authors
For novels :
Entire manuscript Expected final wordcount
Accepted formats:
Word
Submit via:
Website
Usual response time: 12 weeks

Ayebia standard
Updated 13 Jan 2020
Accepting submissions of Books Poetry and Short Stories

Ayebia is interested in writing from established as well as budding new authors. Once we have expressed an interest in a manuscript, we will offer help and support for authors to develop their work into publishable form.

How to Submit a Manuscript

  • It is essential that you contact us by email (info@ayebia.co.uk) before submitting any material for assessment.
  • In the first instance, please send a synopsis, a short bio, a concise covering letter that includes your writing history, outlining the merits of the work that you wish to submit and why you think your work deserves to be published by Ayebia.
  • Please do not send us the original copy of your manuscript.
  • Please ensure that you always keep a copy of your work for reference purposes, as we do not return any submissions or manuscripts sent us.
  • We prefer submissions to reach us electronically or by email as an attachment i.e., .docx or .doc.
  • All submissions must be professionally edited and proof read before submission in a Word format.
What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
Biography
Synopsis
For books :
No restrictions
For poetry:
No restrictions
For short stories:
No restrictions
Accepted formats:
Word
Submit via:
Email
Usual response time: 8 weeks

Baen Books standard
Added 05 Nov 2019
Accepting submissions of Novels
We publish only science fiction and fantasy. Writers familiar with what we have published in the past will know what sort of material we are most likely to publish in the future: powerful plots with solid scientific and philosophical underpinnings are the sine qua non for consideration for science fiction submissions. As for fantasy, any magical system must be both rigorously coherent and integral to the plot, and overall the work must at least strive for originality. Those manuscripts which survive the "first cut" as outlined above are then judged primarily on plot and characterisation. Style: Simple is generally better; in our opinion good style, like good breeding, never calls attention to itself. Payment rates: very competitive. Preferred length: 100,000 - 130,000 words Generally we are uncomfortable with manuscripts under 100,000 words, but if your novel is really wonderful send it along regardless of length. Submission procedures: Query letters are not necessary. We prefer to see complete manuscripts accompanied by a synopsis. We prefer not to see simultaneous submissions.
What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
For novels :
Entire manuscript Expected final wordcount
Accepted formats:
Submit via:
Website
Usual response time: 12 months

Biteback standard
Added 04 Nov 2019
Accepting submissions of Books
In genres:
What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
Biography
Synopsis
Pitch
For books :
1 chapters Chapter breakdown Expected final wordcount 3 comparable books
Accepted formats:
PDF
Word
Submit via:
Email
Usual response time: 1 months

Black and White Non-fiction
Added 05 Nov 2019
Accepting submissions of Books
Please note: we do not publish work written in languages other than English. In your proposal, please include information about yourself and your background, and a summary of what your proposed book will cover. Please keep this to one side of A4. We will contact you if we would like to explore your proposal further. All submissions to Black & White Publishing are confidential. We assess all new submissions, but cannot give individual feedback or editorial guidance on proposals not suitable for our list. We will let you know within six months if we would like to consider your proposal for publication. If you don’t hear from us in this time, then we are sorry, but it’s a ‘no’ from us on this occasion. Please do not send any proposals to us by post, as we will not consider these and can’t return original material.
What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
Synopsis
For books :
1 pages
Accepted formats:
PDF
Word
Submit via:
Email
Usual response time: 6 months

Boldwood standard
Added 04 Nov 2019
Accepting submissions of Books
You will partner with an experienced team of editors who have between them worked across the best commercial fiction houses in the UK – both corporate and independent; both for digital-first and traditional imprints. They will work closely with you to bring your books to readers, and to package and market them most effectively. Your books will appear in all formats on publication date all around the world: in ebook, digital audio, physical audio and in print. Your contract will be based on partnership principles and the proceeds of success shared equally. Together we will build your brand through energetic social media activity, dynamic pricing, collaborative retailer relationships and arresting digital advertising campaigns.
In genres:
What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
Synopsis
Genre
For books :
Entire manuscript 75,000 words Expected final wordcount
Accepted formats:
ePub
mobi
PDF
Word
Usual response time: 2 months

C&R Press standard
Added 15 Nov 2019
Accepting submissions of Novellas Novels Poetry and Short Stories
What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
Synopsis
For novels / novellas :
Entire manuscript
For poetry:
No restrictions
For short stories:
No restrictions
Accepted formats:
PDF
Word
Submit via:
Website
Prize fund: $1000
Usual response time: 3 months

Crown House Publishing standard
Added 05 Nov 2019
Accepting submissions of Books
What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
Pitch
Genre
For books :
No restrictions
Accepted formats:
PDF
Word
Submit via:
Email
Usual response time: 3 months
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