Submissions guidelines

We have received an unprecedented number of submissions in the last few weeks and are currently unable to accept any new manuscripts

28 September 2021

  • We accept manuscripts of 80,000 – 100,000 words in extent. If your work falls outside of this limit, please contact us before submitting

  • Please ensure your submission is your best draft and that you have used available grammar and spellchecking tools before submission (for example, those in MS Word)

  • Manuscripts should be written in British English, double-spaced and minimum 10 pt font

  • Illustrations are discouraged unless appearing on the cover

  • All manuscripts must be in Rich Text Format (RTF). No other format will be accepted, including PDFs or hard copies

  • Please include a detailed synopsis of the work and a brief biography with your submission

That's the detail, but it's probably easier to contact us to discuss your work first

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