CLASSIC NOVELS...and more
submissions 50-65,000 words and up
Many factors determine whether we proceed to
read your full manuscript... size and the quality of
the writing, genre and the storyline and our assessment of marketability influences our investment attitude.
Manuscripts must be the author's own work and stories containing scenes or plot lines bearing an obvious resemblance to other published works
which may breach copyright laws, will
be rejected. Not all manuscripts are of the quality we demand for
publication and we regretfully reject a percentage
The completed, FULL MANUSCRIPT should be forwarded as part of
the initial submission, allowing us to read as much of
your work as we require. Do not make a submission if
your manuscript is unfinished - send an enquiry email
instead. Whilst we respond to all emails, we
ordinarily do not provide our assessment or
review of a title.
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS as an attachment to an email are acceptable.
We do NOT accept paper submissions. You will receive
an initial response on lodgment.
must exceed 50-65,000 words, with no practical upper limit. If your
manuscript is less than 50,000 words, select an alternate
imprint by clicking on the NOVELETTA or KINDI
CORNER imprints on the menu above.
read most FICTION, thrive on historical and true crime and we love adult and YA romance and a good
story... and we accept a limited
number of true-life, self-help and an occasional
biography. If in doubt -- enquire.
welcome submissions from Literary Agents. Please send an enquiry email
CLASSIC SUBMISSION requirements...
SEND A SINGLE EMAIL and include
the following information
In the SUBJECT
LINE put your surname followed by the TITLE name -
the BODY of the email, place the following in this order,
those items in BOLD are mandatory
1..Author's FULL Legal Name
2..Penname or nom-de-plume
- the name under which
publication would occur, if any
4..Age or if you prefer, your Age group
<20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, +70
5..Country, city or town, and state or
6..Word Count (to the nearest 500)
7..Genre - main genre and sub-genre if any
- we will correct or add if
uncertain eg Fiction/Thriller
the Manuscript professionally edited/ If so, add name of the
yourself as Author in a paragraph or two - not for publication
experience selected titles/ dates/ publishers/self published,,.
a maximum half page single-spaced SYNOPSIS,
either as an ATTACHMENT to the email OR if preferred, in the BODY of the email.
Make this a straightforward
analysis, the aim being to give the reader an outline of your
story before reading part or all.
Include an overview of your story, the beginning, middle, end and
the climax in as few words as you can. Touch on the basic plot, with major characters and any plot twists – but
very briefly. We need fact at this time - we do not need a PITCH...
that comes later.
PLUS in a separate file as an ATTACHMENT to the email
The completed MANUSCRIPT IN FULL should be on A4 in font
style Times New Roman 12pt or Garamond 12pt, in WORD .doc or .docx, single
or 1.5 line
spacing. Do not use any font larger than 18pt --
anywhere. Manuscrpts should have been spell-checked
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EMAIL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...
Within 1--4 weeks, we usually read sufficient to make a decision to REJECT-
If we decide NOT to proceed, we will advise you and destroy
If no rejection is received in that time, you may assume we are proceeding to a
and potential publication.
email address for submissions is