Submissions – Novels

Click here for the main mixed format submissions page, or for Children’sFlash fiction & short storiesnon-fictionPoetrySci-fi, fantasy, horror etc., Scripts or Opportunities on this blog.

Below is a list of some outlets welcoming submissions of novels (click here for other genres) – do let me know if you know of any others. Thank you.

Novels (see ‘s’ for serials)
  • Absolute Write, as well as having a literary community, is a great resource for information across the spectrum.
  • Ai Press welcomes erotic romance short stories and novels – see for their full guidelines.
  • Arabesques Editions is an Algerian-based magazine publisher but takes a variety of English language submissions.
  • Avon Impulse invites submissions of various length in all sub-genres of romance.
  • Baen Books is after non-fiction and fiction.
  • Blackbird welcomes poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
  • You might be interested to know that Blossom Spring Publishing in the UK (with a world-wide distribution) are open for submissions from established, new and even self-published authors of all genres. Here is the link to their submission guidelines page. Good luck!
  • Carina Press (part of Harlequin) take a variety of books in a variety of fiction genres. Their Write for Us page shows what they take then their How to Submit sections shows you how to submit (via their online form). “We are currently taking submissions, both unagented and agented, at” Also see
  • Circalit “enables novelists, screenwriters and playwrights to showcase their writing to film producers, book publishers and literary agents”.
  • Adele Cosgrove-Bray mentioned an opportunity for self-publishing comics and graphic novels via comiXology – see
  • Curiosity Quills also welcomes comics and graphic novels – see
  • Hong Kong-based Custom Books “publish fiction… historical, crime, thrillers, adult romance and erotica, sci-fi and selected books for teens, young adults and Kindi Corner. Occasionally non-fiction or a self-help book will take our eye. View our current books, read our author comments and if you wish to publish then read our Submission Guidelines.”
  • damselfly press seeks fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
  • Dark Horse Comics welcomes unsolicited manuscripts.
  • Empirical magazine welcomes submissions of poems, short stories and novel extracts.
  • New imprint FireStep Publishing welcomes manuscripts and ideas from new authors in the military genre.
  • H2Open Magazine invites articles about open water swimming.
  • Call for Romance Submissions from Harper Impulse.
  • Independent publisher Indigo Dreams are always on the lookout for quality work and are particularly seeking novels and non-fiction with a USP (unique selling point).
  • “Are you an aspiring author looking to upload your work, start or continue to build your readership, sell your books online, join a community of like-minded people, connect with readers looking for new stories, receive feedback to help you prove and improve your writing? iWriteReadRate is here to help you in your quest, to support you on your journey, and to give you a place to call your own. We’re writers just like you, so everything we’re doing is with your best interests at heart. We’re here to help you navigate the waters of eBook publishing, and we’re based in the East Midlands as well!” See for info.
  • Linen Press – exceptionally fine writing by women, for women.
  • Literary Submission Helper does what it says on the tin: “we currently have 500 fiction and non-fiction submission opportunities, across all genres, 50 of which have been made available for free.”.  You get a sample for free but have to pay to see all 500+ across the genre range.
  • Mighty Creatives: job opportunities based in the Midlands area, UK.
  • A brilliant resource is My Perfect which has a page of publishers currently accepting book submissions.
  • Spotted on LinkedIn: Oaklight Publishing is having an open call for newly completed romance novels to consider for publishing in the second half of 2013 and the first half of 2014. Send queries to matt@oaklightpublishing.comShout-out on LinkedIn May 2013
  • The Other Publishing Company welcomes short stories (c.5,000 words) and full-length novels. See their submissions page.
  • Rickshaw Publishing is “on the hunt for quality submissions to entertain and enthral our in-house team. So all you unpublished wordsmiths out there: fire up you Interweb machines, read our submissions policy and get sending. We’re looking for authors that show bags of potential – without necessarily having a finished book – but please think how to give your projects the best chance of getting picked up”. Their submissions page is here.
  • Norfolk-based (UK) annual literary magazine The Savage Kick seeks submissions that will “make readers sit up and listen”. Short stories / novel excerpts (<6000 words) or articles / interviews (<3000 words). Response times are quick (aim <2 weeks!) but payment rates low £20 stories / £15 articles/interviews. They recommend you read the magazine before submitting.
  • Scintilla Press welcomes fiction, non-fiction, poetry and book reviews.
  • srinavyap commented below about publishing novels in serial form (not to be confused with a ‘series’ of whole novels). I wasn’t aware of any so I googled the topic and found some great links which may help: The Write Practice (which mentions Plympton Publishing, who has a really interesting article here), and WSJ (which mentions St Martin’s Press, who are part of the Macmillan group, and Penguin’s digital press specialising in romance, mystery and sff Intermix, sff publisher Tor, and lastly Amazon’s Kindle Serials, who are not currently accepting unsolicited submissions). Riptide Publishing also publishes serials and has a page for serial readers. Alternatively, if you’re thinking of self-publishing take a look here. And if you’re still writing the novel, take a look at
  • New online community is looking for contributors. Enthusiastic and articulate female writers are needed to contribute to a dynamic, evolving, and interactive website aimed at women in their 40s,50s and beyond. Previously unpublished writers are welcome. The site was founded in November 2012 by a 52 year old ex-lawyer and writer Carolyn Lazarus. What does the Site Offer? A space for like-minded women to share their authentic voices; Substantive original content, well presented, by the target market for the target market-fun, lively, different; The new women’s network: a dynamic powerful community built upon real personal connections; A site truly for women in their 40s, 50s and beyond-a forgotten sector; Women will be participants not consumers; An independent site for independent women. Content is different and always authentic, for example: original fiction (short stories, novel extracts) and poetry, descriptions of place, jottings on life, wit and humour, women making a difference, women in sport, women and music, women in business, women changing their lives, women studying, women in dialogue, women’s wisdom, what teenagers think about us and them, and… oh yes, a token man. Please join us for free at If you are interested in contributing an article please indicate your interest on sign up and we will get back to you. For further information please contact: Karen Marriott @
  • Novelist DL Hooker has told me that “A traditional publisher is looking for new novels.“. Thank you, DL.
  • Wink Publishing only publishes eBooks from unpublished writers and “wants to help new writers find their readers”.
  • does what it says on the tin; is packed with submission info.
  • is a great list of opportunities.
  • Xenith is open to “most forms and genres of writing: poetry (5 max per submission), fiction (max 8000 words), flash fiction (5-500 words), plays, creative nonfiction, graphic novels, comics and comic strips, unsent letters, experimental, sci-fi, literary mainstream, whatever”. Essays, articles and columns also welcome. Submit by email (no attachments) to
  • Other novel opportunities include CometWild Wolf Publishing.
  • Other mixed opportunities include The BeatBustCezanne’s CarrotThe Corner Club PressDead Drunk DublinThe Literary BohemianThe Long & The Short of ItNew Orleans ReviewNew Welsh ReviewNovel MagazineThe Ofi PressPentimento MagazinePersimmon TreeThe Pygmy GiantThe Shine JournalSplinter GenerationStep AwayThe Waiting RoomWet InkWritingRaw.

Do let me know if you know of any others. Thank you.

8 thoughts on “Submissions – Novels

  1. Rita Plush says:

    Hi Morgen

    Just went through your list of publishers and there are two that I’ll be submitting to. Also working on “Write Right” to send you. Hope all is well.

    Best regards


    • morgenbailey says:

      Hello srinavyap. Thank you for your comment. It’s not an area I am familiar with so I investigated and found a few places for you. If you refresh this page, you’ll see a new entry underneath the Scintilla Press entry. Thanks again.


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