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Robert Hale Ltd Publishes adult fiction (but not interested in category crime, romance or science fiction). Unsolicited mss, synopses and ideas for books welcome. Over 200 titles a year. John Hale, Clerkenwell House, 45-47 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R OHT. Tel: 0207 251 2661. Fax: 0207 490 4958 Email:


Harlequin Mills & Boon Ltd Publishes romantic fiction and historical romance. Over 600 titles a year.


Mills & Boon Romance/Mills & Boon Tender Romance (Eds: Tessa Shapcott, Samantha Bell) (50-55,000 words) Contemporary romances with international settings, focusing on hero and heroine.

Mills & Boon Medical Romance (Ed: Sheila Hodgson) (50-55,000 words) Modern medical practice provides a unique background to love stories.

Mills & Boon Historical Romance (Ed: Linda Fildew) (75-80,000 words) Historical romances.

MIRA (Ed: Linda Fildew) (minimum 100,000 words) Individual women's fiction.

Mills & Boon Temptation titles are acquired through the Canadian office.

Silhouette, Desire, Special Edition, Sensation and Intrigue imprints are handled by US-based Silhouette Books.

Please send query letter in the first instance. Tip sheets and guidelines for the Mills & Boon series available from the website or Harlequin Mills & Boon Editorial Dept. (please send s.a.e.). Address: Eton House, 18-24 Paradise Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1SR. Tel: 0208 288 2800. Fax: 0208 288 2899. Website: or


HarperCollins Publishers Ltd Publisher of high-profile authors (J G Ballard, Fay Weldon, Frank McCourt and John Major). Publishing Directors Nick Sayers (Fiction), Michael Fishwick (Non-fiction), Susan Watt.

IMPRINTS: Collins Crime, Collins Willow (sport) - publishing Director Michael Doggart. Flamingo (literary fiction, both hardback and paperback) - publishing Director Philip Gwyn Jones. HarperCollins Audiobooks, HarperCollins Entertainment Publishing - director Val Hudson. HarperCollins Paperbacks, Tolkien, Voyager (science fiction/fantasy) - publishing director Jane Johnson. No longer accepts unsolicited submissions.

Fourth Estate (CLICK HERE)

Thorsons (Divisional Managing Director Stephen Bray) Health, nutrition, business, parenting, popular psychology, positive thinking, self-help, divination, therapy, recovery, feminism, women's issues, mythology, religion, yoga, tarot, personal development, sexual politics, biography, history, popular culture About 250 titles a year. IMPRINT Element Books

Children's Divisional Managing Director Kate Hams IMPRINTS Picture Lions, HarperCollins Audio, Jets Quality picture books and book and tape sets for under 7s, all categories of fiction for the 6-14 age group, dictionaries for pre-school and primary. About 250 titles a year. No longer accepts unsolicited mss.

HarperCollins E Publishing (Editorial Director Leo Hollis) Internet publishing programme launched in February 2001. IMPRINT PerfectBound

77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8JB. Tel: 020 8741 7070. Fax: 020 8307 4440. Website: Also at Freepost PO Box, Glasgow G4 0NB. Tel: 0141 772 3200. Fax: 0141 306 3119


The Harvill Press Ltd Publishes literature in translation (especially Russian, Italian and French), English literature, quality thrillers, illustrated books and Africana, plus an occasional literature anthology. AUTHORS Mikhail Bulgakov, Raymond Carver, Richard Ford, Alan Garner, Peter Hoeg, Robert Hughes, Giuseppe T. di Lampedusa, Peter Matthiessen, Cees Nooteboom, Boris Pasternak, Georges Perec, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Marguerite Yourcenar. Mss usually submitted by foreign publishers and agents, therefore English language writers tend to do well in Europe. Synopses and ideas welcome. No educational or technical books. Guido Waldman, 2 Aztec Row, Bemers Road, Islington, London Nl OPW. Tel: 0207 704 8766. Fax: 0207 704 8805


Hodder Headline plc Always on the lookout for fresh talent.


Headline Book Publishing

(Managing Director: Amanda Ridout. Non-fiction Publishing Director: Heather Holden-Brown; Fiction Publishing Director: Jane Morpeth.)

Publishes commercial and literary fiction (hardback and paperback) and popular non-fiction, including biography, cinema, countryside, food and wine, popular science, TV tie-ins and sports yearbooks.

IMPRINTS: Headline (Anne Williams); Headline Feature (Bill Massey); Review (Geraldine Cooke).

Hodder & Stoughton General See their website page 'Getting Published'.

(Managing Director: Martin Neild. Deputy Managing Director: Sue Fletcher. Non-fiction: Roland Philipps; Sceptre: Carole Welch; Fiction: Carolyn Mays.)

Publishes commercial and literary fiction; biography, autobiography, history, self-help, humour, travel and other general interest non-fiction; audio.

IMPRINTS: Hodder & Stoughton; Lir; Coronet; Flame; New English Library; Sceptre.

Hodder Children's Books

Managing Director: Mary Tapissier.

IMPRINTS: Hodder Children's Books; Signature.

338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH. Tel: 0207 873 6000. Fax: 0207 873 6024


Honeyglen Publishing Ltd A small publishing house whose output is 'extremely limited'. Publishes history, philosophy of history, biography and selective fiction. No children's or science fiction. Unsolicited mss welcome. N. S. Poderegin, 56 Durrels House, Warwick Gardens, London W14 8QB. Tel: 0207 602 2876. Fax: 0207 602 2876

Honno Welsh Women's Press Founded in 1986 by a group of women who wanted to create more opportunities for women in publishing. A co-operative operation that publishes fiction (adult and teenage) and children's books, all with a Welsh connection. About 6 titles a year. Welcomes mss and ideas for books from women only. All material must have a Welsh connection and be sent as hard copy, not by e-mail. Gwenllian Dafydd, c/o Theological College, King Street, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2LT. Tel: 01970 623150. Fax: 01970 623150. Email: Website:

House of Stratus Publishes fiction and non-fiction. Backlist of over 1200 titles including C.P. Snow, Brian Aldiss, Nevil Shute and G.K. Chesterton. About 30 titles annually. Submissions should incorporate a synopsis, sample chapter and author c.v. Tim Forrester, 24c Old Burlington Street, London W1X 1RL. Tel: 020 7494 6400. Fax: 020 7494 6444. Website:

I.M.P. Fiction Ltd Publishes 'innovative new cutting-edge' fiction. No crime or science fiction. Approach in writing, enclosing biography, synopsis, first three chapters and s.a.e. Material will not be returned if postage and packing not provided. Kaye Roach, PO Box 14691, London SE1 2ZA. Tel: 020 7357 8007. Fax: 020 7357 8068 Email Website

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