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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 We do not publish adult fiction and non-fiction, poetry or short story anthologies.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.
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.
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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 (email@example.com) 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.
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.
Query letters are not necessary. We prefer to see complete manuscripts accompanied by a synopsis. We prefer not to see simultaneous submissions.
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.
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.
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