We are temporarily closed to submissions, due to the need to catch up. We’re a small team with a very open submissions policy, and we receive a vast number of queries, which we give our full attention. We’ll keep this page updated, and if you’ve submitted and are waiting for an answer, please bear with us! We’re a bit backed up.

We expect to reopen submissions on Friday the 5th of July 2024.

Here’s a bit more information on what to expect from our submissions when we’re open again:

What are we looking for?
We’re currently considering both non-fiction and fiction with a literary bent, as well as poetry (collections only) and playscripts. Generally speaking we’re not looking for science-fiction, romance or crime – but if you feel your work is literary and only partially defined by one of these categories, please feel free to send it our way.

What is our submissions process?
In order to spare a few trees, we do ask that all submissions are sent via Query Manager, rather than by post. Query Manager has the added benefit of allowing you to check in on your submissions, so you don’t need to worry that you’ve been forgotten about.

Please click here to submit.

NB: We’re often asked what we want you to submit – we don’t mind if it’s the first chapter of a novel or the last, and our initial query submission is set to ten sample pages rather than a chapter to allow for other genres (poetry).

Will we get back to you? When will we get back to you?
No one wants to be ghosted. You’ve taken the time to get in touch with us, so we will take the time to get back to you.

We have a very open submissions process, which can mean that we occasionally have a huge influx in submissions and take a while to get back to you – and we’re a small team, so please be patient while we read! We try to reply to queries within a fortnight, and submissions within ten weeks, but can sometimes take longer. If you log into QueryTracker you can view the status of your submission – but if technology has beaten you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.