Tindal Street Press Publishes excellent contemporary fiction from the English regions – i.e. outside of London and the south-east. If you are unsure whether your work counts as 'regional' then please check with firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting. 6 adult fiction titles a year. Welcome unsolicited manuscripts, but will not consider poetry, children’s, teenage, sci-fi, fantasy or romance. Send a synopsis and the first 3 chapters of a novel to: Tindal Street Press, 217 The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4AA. More details on website.
Transworld Publishers Ltd IMPRINTS: Anchor
John Saddler; Bantam Franceses Liversidge;
Bantam Press Sally Gaminara; Corgi,
Black Swan Bill Scott-Kerr, Doubleday
Marianne Velmans; Partridge Press Alison
Barrow. AUTHORS Kate Atkinson, Bill Bryson, Catherine Cookson, Jilly
Cooper, Nicholas Eyans, Frederick Forsyth, Robert Goddard, Germaine
Greer, Stephen Hawking, Andy McNab, Terry Pratchett, James Redfield,
Gerald Seymour, Danielle Steel, Joanna Trollope, Mary Wesley.
Children's & Young Adult Books IMPRINTS: Doubleday
(hardcover); Picture Corgi; Corgi
Pups; Young Corgi; Corgi
Yearling; Corgi; Corgi
Freeway; Bantam (paperback). AUTHORS:
Ian Beck, Malorie Blackman, Anthony Browne, Helen Cooper, Peter Dickinson,
Dick King-Smith, Francine Pascal, K. M. Peyton, Terry Pratchett, Philip
Pullman, Robert Swindells, Jacqueline Wilson. 61-63 Uxbridge Road,
London W5 5SA. Tel: 020 8579 2652. Fax: 020 8579 5479
Trident Press Ltd Publishes TV tie-ins, natural history,
travel, geography, underwater/marine life, history, archaeology, culture
and fiction. DIVISIONS: Fiction/General Publishing
Paula Vine; Natural History Peter Vine.
No unsolicited mss; synopses and ideas welcome, particularly TV tie-ins.
Approach in writing or brief communications by email, fax or
telephone. Peter Vine, 2-5 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1X 3TB.
Tel: 020 7491 8770. Fax: 020 7491 8664 Email: email@example.com
Usborne Publishing Ltd Publishes non-fiction, fiction,
puzzle books and music for children and young adults. Non-fiction
books are written in-house to a specific format and therefore unsolicited
mss are not normally welcome. Ideas that may be developed in-house
are sometimes considered. Fiction for children aged 8+ will be considered.
Keen to hear from new illustrators and designers. Jenny Tyler, 83-85
Saffron Hill, London EC1N 8RT. Tel: 020 7430 2800. Fax: 020 7430 1562
Virago Press Publishing approximately 50 new books a year
in the areas of autobiography, biography, fiction, history, politics,
psychology and women's issues. Send synopsis and sample chapter and
return postage with all unsolicited material. Sally Abbey, Little,
Brown & Co. (UK), Brettenham House, Lancaster Place, London WC2E 7EN.
Tel: 020 7911 8000. Fax: 020 7911 8100
Virgin Publishing Ltd The Virgin Group's book publishing
company. Publishes non-fiction, reference and large-format illustrated
books on entertainment and popular culture, particularly music, TV
tie-ins and books about film, showbiz, sport, biography, autobiography
and humour. Launched a series of travel guides in 1999. No poetry,
short stories, individual novels, children's books.
Imprints Fiction: Virgin; Black Lace
Senior Editor Kerri Sharp; Nexus Editor
Paul Copperwaite. Thames Wharf Studios, Rainville Road, London W6
9HT. Tel: 020 7386 3300. Fax: 020 7386 3364 Website: http://www.virginbooks.com
In addition to full-length
fiction, Black Lace publishes roughly two short story collections
a year. Unsolicited submissions are welcomed in both formats - but
from female authors only. It is also most important to note that
if you are intending to submit your manuscript, you should initially
obtain a copy of their guidelines. You can do this easily enough by
sending an SAE to: Black Lace Guidelines, Virgin Publishing, Thames
Wharf Studios, Rainville Road, London W6 9HT.
Walker Books Ltd Publishes illustrated children's books,
children's fiction and non-fiction. About 300 titles a year. Unsolicited
mss welcome. Vanessa Clarke, 87 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5HJ. Tel:
020 7793 0909. Fax: 020 7587 1123
Warner Books publish one or two single-title contemporary
and historical romances per month. Most quickly read projects come
from agents, but they will review unagented submissions as time allows.
Response time four weeks on agented material; eight to twelve weeks
on unagented. They are actively acquiring historical and contemporary
romances. Warner Books, 271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020,
USA; tel: 212 522 7200; fax: 212 52 7990. Acquisitions editors: Beth
de Guzman, editorial director of mass market; Michele Bidelspach,
editorial assistant; Larissa Rivera, editorial assistant.
The Watts Publishing Group Ltd Publishes children's non-fiction,
reference, information, gift, fiction, picture and novelty. About
300 titles a year. IMPRINTS: Franklin Watts
Editor - Philippa Stewart (Non-fiction and information); Orchard
Books Editor - Francesca Dow (Fiction, picture and novelty
books). Unsolicited mss, synopses and ideas for books welcome. 96
Leonard Street, London EC2A 4XD. Tel: 020 7739 2929. Fax: 020 7739
2318 Email: <name>@wattspub.co.uk
The Women's Press Publishes women only: quality fiction
and non-fiction. Fiction usually has a female protagonist and a woman-centred
theme. International writers and subject matter encouraged. Non-fiction:
subjects of general interest, both practical and theoretical, to women
generally; art books, feminist theory, health and psychology, literary
criticism. IMPRINTS: Women's Press Crime; Women's
Press Handbooks Series; Livewire Books for Teenagers (fiction
and non-fiction series for young adults). Synopses and ideas for books
welcome. No mss without previous letter, synopsis and sample material.
Elsbeth Lindner, 34 Great Sutton Street, London EC IV 0LQ. Tel: 020
7251 3007. Fax: 020 7608 1938
The X Press Launched in 1992 with the cult bestseller Yardie,
The X Press is the leading publisher of Black-interest fiction in
the UK. Also publishes general fiction and children's fiction. Send
mss rather than synopses or ideas (enclose s.a.e.). No poetry. Royalties
paid annually. Steve Pope, 6 Hoxton Square, London Nl 6NU Tel: 020
7729 1199. Fax: 020 7729 1771 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org