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Scholastic Children's Books Very author-friendly. IMPRINTS: Scholastic Press (hardbacks); Adlib (12+ fiction); Hippo (paperbacks); Point (paperbacks). TITLES: Postman Pat; Rosie & Jim; Tots TV; Horrible Histories; Goosebumps; Point Horror. Richard Scrivener, Commonwealth House, 1-19 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1NU Tel: 020 7421 9000. Fax: 020 7421 9001. Website:

Serpent's Tail Won the Sunday Times Small Publisher of the Year Award (1989) and the Ralph Lewis Award for new fiction (1992). Noted for its strong emphasis on design and an eye for the unusual. Publishes contemporary fiction, contemporary gay fiction and non-fiction, including works in translation, crime, popular culture and biography. No poetry, romance or fantasy. About 40 titles a year. Imprints: Serpent's Tail TITLES: Hero of the Underworld, Jimmy Boyle; Whatever, Michel Houellebecq; Altered State, Matthew Collin. Five Star TITLES: Acid Casuals, Nicholas Blincoe; Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, Walter Mosley; Bombay Talkie, Ameena Meer. Send preliminary letter outlining proposal with a sample chapter. No unsolicited mss. Prospective authors unfamiliar with Serpent's Tail are advised to study the list before submitting anything. Laurence O'Toole, 4 Blackstock Mews, London N4 2BT Tel: 020 7354 1949. Fax: 020 7704 6467. Email: Website:

Severed Press is currently accepting novel submissions in the following categories: apocalypse/survival horror, dark humour, sci-fi horror, anything out of the ordinary. Novels should be submitted as an attachment with brief bio and synopsis to Website: HERE.

Snowbooks is a new, exciting publishing company based in London who have set out to challenge and improve the way publishing works, by treating authors equitably and by aiming to make a real, valuable contribution to the process of getting a book from the author to the reader. Check out all they have to offer at

Sonecco Interactive is a new, ambitious audiobook/spoken word publisher based in Sheffield, UK. They are currently in the initial stages of developing their first range of general interest audiobooks, and are keen to hear from fiction and non-fiction writers who share their vision. Submission details and other information can be found on the Sonecco website at publishes novel-length mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and horror eBooks. The company is currently accepting submissions -- please review submissions guidelines at Royalties paid. Managing Editor: Alice Weiss, 140 South Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402, USA. Email: Website:

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