Have you completed that novel? Are you just putting the finishing touches to your beloved work, ready to query? Here’s where I share my research – a list of independent publishing houses that accept submissions from new writers.
All houses below were open to submissions last time I checked, but don’t be down hearted if some of them are closed when you visit. There’s a good chance they will re-open again as their reading piles reduce.
Many of them are UK publishers, but that doesn’t necessary mean they won’t accept submissions from abroad. I’m a UK writer who signed with a US house, after all.
I’m sharing this list in response to many Twitter pals who’ve asked for my research. I hope there’s something in there for you.
Rainstorm Press http://www.rainstormpress.com/p/submissions.html
Legend Press http://www.legendpress.co.uk/
Linen Press http://www.linenpressbooks.com/submit/
Nemesis Publishing http://nemesispublishing.com/Submissions.aspx
Contact Publishing http://www.contact-publishing.com/#!writers
M P Publishing http://www.mppublishing.co.uk/Submission.html
Honest Publishing http://www.honestpublishing.com/faq/
Unbridled Press http://www.honestpublishing.com/faq/
Winter Witch Books http://www.winterwitch.co.uk/gpage.html2.html
P S Publishing http://www.pspublishing.co.uk/submissions-guidelines-3-w.asp
Flicking Lizard http://www.flickinglizard.co.uk/faqs.html
Rickshaw Publishing http://www.rickshawpublishing.co.uk/index.php?q=node/27
Sparkling Books http://www.sparklingbooks.com/submissions.html
Sandstone Press http://www.sandstonepress.com/contact/
Whitmore Publishing http://whitmorepublishing.com/contact.asp
Finally, if you need any tips on submitting and writing in general, head over to www.newbiewriters.com where there’s a wealth of information on various aspects of writing, not to mention blogs to read and podcasts to listen to.