All authors are asked to send in a sample – 3 chapters and synopsis of your book, by email only, to

We aim to read initial submissions within 6 weeks of receiving them.  If we like what we see, we will then ask to read your full manuscript.  After reading your manuscript we will decide whether we place the book on our longlist for future publication.

A position on our longlist is not necessarily a guarantee of publication. Should we decide not to take your manuscript any further we will always try to provide constructive feedback although we can’t always give you detailed reasons for our decisions.

If we do wish to proceed with your work we will discuss fully our plans and timescales with you and at that point offer you a contract to publish.

Please be aware that agreeing to read your initial submission or the full manuscript does not constitute an offer to publish.

You can find out more about the publishing process here.


We do not accept submissions of poetry, science fiction, children’s fiction for under 12s, short story compilations or non-fiction other than life stories with an unusual twist. Currently we do not consider previously self-published works. Please do not post previously self-published novel to us, these will be discarded without being read and will not be returned.