Submissions

WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2020

We love to read, and we’re always open to new ideas, new books and new authors.

Our ethos is that we publish stories – about people, about places, about experiences. We love books that seek to inspire and inform, that are warm-hearted and generous. For instance, we’re the Beatles but not the Stones, Laurie Lee but not Lee Child, the Diary of an Edwardian Country Lady but not Lady Chatterley’s Lover. We don’t publish horror, erotica or violent themes.

If you still think you have a book or idea we might be interested in, read on!

We have an open submissions policy, so you do not need an agent to pitch your work to us, and we do not specialise in any genre – we believe that variety is the spice of life.

Before you submit anything to us, please take a good look around our website and the books we have published.

Please send us a short letter introducing yourself and a one-page synopsis of your book, either by email or by post.

In your letter, we’d like to know what kind of book you’re writing – what genre and market you think it fits into – and a little about yourself. If it’s fiction, tell us your story in a short paragraph. If you have a non-fiction idea, tell us why you have chosen the subject. For both, tell us why you’re the person to write it.

In your synopsis, try to stick to one page, and give us more of an overview of what your book is about. You don’t need to tell us every twist and turn, but we need to know that you have the ending figured out, so keep it concise but give us the key plot points. For non-fiction, expand more on what the book will include.

If we think your book might be a good fit for Orphans Publishing, we’ll be in touch. We’re a small team, and aim to respond within 6 weeks, so please be patient.