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Publishers of Fiction

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Allison & Busby Small publisher of BIG books.

Andersen Press Ltd Publishes children's high-quality picture books and hardback fiction. Unsolicited mss welcome.

Avon Romance Actively seeking all genres of romance of all lengths, including (but not limited to): historical, paranormal, contemporary, and erotica. See website for details.

Barefoot Books Ltd Publishes high-quality children's picture books, particularly new and traditional stories from a wide range of cultures. No unsolicited mss. but well thought of and building a quality list.

Barny Books Publishes mainly children's books but moving into adult fiction and non-fiction. Writers with strong ideas should approach by letter in the first instance.

Berg Publishers Publishes scholarly books in the fields of history, fashion, cultural studies, social sciences and humanities. No unsolicited mss.

Black Ace Books Publishes new fiction - Scottish and general; some non-fiction including biography, history, philosophy and psychology. No unsolicited mss.

Black & White Publishing Ltd Publishes general fiction and non-fiction, including memoirs, sport, cookery, humour and guidebooks. Text only submissions via website or synopsis and sample chapter by post with sae or return postage. Campbell Brown, 99 Giles Street, Edinburgh EH6 6BZ. Email: Website:

Blackstaff Press Ltd Publishes mainly, but not exclusively, Irish interest books, fiction, poetry, history, politics, illustrated editions, natural history and humour. Unsolicited mss considered, but preliminary submission of synopsis plus short sample of writing preferred. Return postage must be enclosed.

Bloomsbury Publishing

Canongate Books Ltd If you have a work of fiction or non-fiction that you strongly believe would suit their list, post a synopsis, 3 sample chapters, some information about yourself and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Submissions, Canongate Books, 14 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TE. They do not publish children's books and do not currently accept submissions of poetry or drama. Please note that it may take up to three months to get back to you. They do not accept unsolicited submissions via email.

Chicken House Publishing No longer accept unsolicited manuscripts, but offer unpublished writers of fiction (for children aged 7-18) the chance to submit their work to the annual Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition. Details.

Child's Play Unsolicited manuscripts welcome Submission guidelines.

Christian Focus Publications Publishes adult and children's books, including some fiction for children but not adults. No poetry. Unsolicited mss, synopses and ideas welcome from Christian writers.

Constable & Robinson Ltd Happy to read manuscripts from potential new authors. See below.


Constable: (Hardbacks - Carol O'Brien, Editorial Director) Publishes biography and autobiography, crime fiction, general and military history, psychology, travel, climbing, landscape photography and outdoor pursuits guidebooks.

Robinson: (Paperbacks - Krystyna Green Senior Commissioning Editor) Publishes crime, science fiction, Daily Telegraph health books, the Mammoth series, psychology, true crime, military history and Smarties children's books Unsolicited sample chapters, synopses and ideas for books welcome No mss, no email submissions. Enclose return postage

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