Dark Tales Publications Wants high quality
novels (75,000-120,000 words) and chapbooks (15,000-20,000 words)
that are dark in tone, imaginative in plot and distinct in style.
Send as a .doc, .rtf, or .txt attachment to an e-mail query, with
brief synopsis, author bio and any publishing credits, to email@example.com
Include contact information both on the main page of ms and in the
body of the e-mail. Offers semi-professional advances for English
Language Trade Paperback and Electronic Rights. 'Because of this we
are not interested in books that have been previously published as
trade paperbacks or have previously been published as e-books.'
Dedalus Ltd Publishes contemporary European
fiction and classics and original literary fiction in the fields of
magic realism, surrealism, the grotesque and bizarre. Welcomes submissions
for original fiction and books suitable for its list but 'most people
sending work in have no idea what kind of books Dedalus publishes
and merely waste their efforts'. Particularly interested in intellectually
clever and unusual fiction. A letter about the author should always
accompany any submission. No replies without s.a.e. Langford Lodge,
St Judith's Lane, Sawtry, Cambridgeshire PE28 5XE. Tel: 01487 832382.
Fax: 01487 832382. Email: DedalusLimited@compuserve.com
Egmont Children's Books Publishes children's
picture books, fiction and non-fiction; licensed characters for children.
No unsolicited mss. Synopses and ideas welcome; approach in writing
with s.a.e. marked for the attention of 'The Reader'. 239 Kensington
High Street, London W8 6SA. Tel: 0207 761 3500. Fax: 0207 761 3510.
(fiction) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourth Estate Ltd Used to be an independent
publisher, but have very recently teamed up with HarperCollins and
have a strong reputation for (amongst other things) literary fiction.
About 100 titles a year. No unsolicited mss.
Nicholas Pearson, 77-85, Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8JB. Tel: 020
8741 4414. Fax: 020 8307 4466. Email: email@example.com
The Gay Men's Press (Prowler Press Ltd) Publishes
books on gay-related issues: a wide range of fiction from literary
to popular. Work should be submitted on disk. Send synopsis with sample
chapters rather than complete mss. Peter Burton, PO Box 3220, Brighton,
East Sussex BN2 5AU. Tel: 01273 672823 Fax: 01273 672159 Website www.prowler.co.uk
Geddes & Grosset Publisher and packager of
children's and reference books. Unsolicited mss, synopses and ideas
welcome. No adult fiction. Geddes & Grosset came to success with Tarantula,
a children's imprint that sells almost exclusively through supermarket
chains. R. Michael Miller, David Dale House, New Lanark ML11 9DJ.
Tel: 01555 665000. Fax: 01555 665694
Granta Books Publishes literary fiction. No
unsolicited mss, but synopses and sample chapters welcome. Looking
for 'good writing and challenging ideas'. Gail Lynch, 2-3 Hanover
Yard, Noel Road, London Nl 8BE Tel: 0207 704 9776. Fax: 0207 354 3469.
Gullane Children's Books Formerly David &
Charles Children's Books. Publishes board books, novelty books, picture
books and gift collections for children of 0-12 years. Unsolicited
mss, synopses and ideas welcome. Mandy Suhr, Winchester House, 259-269
Old Marylebone Road, London NW1 5XJ. Tel: 020 7616 7200 Fax 020 7616
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