Publishers currently accepting submissions
Our list of over 70 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 We do not publish adult fiction and non-fiction, poetry or short story anthologies.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

Issue 1: Open Call
Added 24 Jan 2021
Accepting submissions of Articles Novellas Poetry and Short Stories

Re-knewing 

A lover once said, Translation is an act of love. It’s like crossing a threshold, beginning a new cycle, words of faith whispered at the cusp of initiation, an invitation to feel the same.
 

the work

We want to see writing and art that demonstrates this grammar of exchange—what does it mean to give in to change, to renew, to remember, to make rituals out of moments and moments out of rituals.

How is the past visionary? Much like the nutrient rich detritus from which the verge is born a-new. To begin is never to start without. Each new cycle carries with it the wisdom & strength of past phases & progressions. What gifts are you bringing into this initiation? Like something of the past that continues to re-work its way to the surface; or the past we sacrifice to the future. Language as turf and terrain caught up in mineral sediment.
 

the process

* We encourage each artist to include a translation of their work. The translation can be done in a recognized language, or one you create (such as through ekphrasis). Artists can translate their own work, or work with a translator/collaborator.

It is our hope that each translated work opens up space for further understanding and empathy of other cultures, languages, and movements, while creating community between collaborators in the process.

If you are unable to translate your own work or find a collaborator, we will work with you. Please let us know if you would like a translator in the submission email.

* We welcome these styles and genres:

poetry / fiction / creative nonfiction / critical theory / articles / rituals / spells / essays / reviews / visual art / music / photography / translations / collaborations / performances / novellas / hybrid work

​* Send up to 5 poems or images and up to 10 pages of prose.

What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
Biography
For novellas :
10 pages
For articles:
No restrictions
For poetry:
Up to 5 poems
For short stories:
No restrictions
Accepted formats:
PDF
Word
Submit via:
Email
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
Submit via:
Email
Usual response time: 2 months

2021 Short Story Prize
Added 12 Apr 2021
Accepting submissions of Short Stories

The 2021 Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize is now open for submissions. The deadline for entries is 5pm, 22nd May 2021.

The aim of the prize is to celebrate short stories and to give writers encouragement, the chance of publication and some financial space to write.

The judges are looking for new, exciting and diverse voices.

£1000 First Prize

£250 Second Prize

£100 Third Prize

The winners and longlisted stories will be published in the Brick Lane Bookshop Short Story Prize anthology in October 2021.

The prize is open to all UK residents for original short stories between 1000 and 5000 words.

Longlisted stories will be read and judged by the panel: Elise Dillsworth, Kishani Widyaratna and Wendy Erskine.

Entry costs £10 per story. The proceeds of the competition cover prize administration, the cost of publishing the longlist anthology and paying readers and judges. Everyone involved with the running of the prize is paid.

This year, there are 25 free entries for low income writers on a first come, first served basis. If you’d like to enter the prize and consider yourself to be on a low-income, please email Kate at enquiries@bricklanebookshop.org using ‘Low-income entry’ as your subject header. Please note: these places have all now been allocated, if you’d like to be notified if this changes, email as above.

In genres:
Closes Saturday 22nd May 2021 at 17:00
What you'll need to send:
For short stories:
1 story between 1000 and 5000 words
Accepted formats:
PDF
Submit via:
Website
Prize fund: £1000 First Prize, £250 Second Prize, £100 Third Prize
Submission/entry fee: £10.00
Usual response time: 6 weeks
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