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Publishers of Fiction

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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 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:

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. Email: (fiction) or (picture books).

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: Website:

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

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. Website:

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 7201

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