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Shay and Frankie are best friends and football crazy! All Cultures United is the best club around for miles and all the footie fans want to play for them... including Shay and Frankie.

Are they good enough to impress Coach Reece at the AC United trials?

Can their friendship survive the competitiveness of football?


Will they ultimately fulfil their goal to become Baller Boys?

Out May 28th 2020



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We've been nominated for Best Publishing House by The People's Book Prize!

Nominated for Best Publishing House by The People's Book Prize!

The People's Book Prize Finalists 

Vote for your winner for The People's Book Prize!


Best Children's Book: Emily Knight I am...Awakened by A.Bello

Best Non-Fiction: Ticking off Breast Cancer by Sara Liyanage

Best Non-Fiction: A Girl Behind Dark Glasses by Jessica Taylor-Bearman

Best Fiction: Pivotal by Nikki Vallance 

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Directors of Hashtag Press: Helen Lewis and Abiola Bello

Hashtag Press was officially established in October 2016 by book PR Helen Lewis and children's/ young adults author Abiola Bello (co-founders of The Author School) building on decades of combined experience in publishing, PR, writing, research, media and journalism. We didn't print our first book till May 2017 and have been going strong ever since.

Having worked with hundreds of authors since the start of The Author School, we recognised a niche in the industry for an honest, trustworthy, high calibre, publishing house.

Hashtag Press is a collaborative/ hybrid publishing house. We publish everything from picture books to middle-grade, YA, adult fiction and non-fiction. We are passionate about books with strong female characters, diversity and inclusion and when we read your book, we want to fall in love with the characters, laugh or cry (or both!). We have different tastes. Helen is a more non-fiction, psychological thriller kind of girl and Abiola is obsessed with YA/ middle-grade and chick lit, so we both need to love your book.

We will consider EVERY submission that we receive. We will reply to everyone within three weeks. But if it's a no, don't give up! Consider joining us at The Author School for more help and guidance, maybe publish through INK! Or invest in a good edit and then re-send back to us.We won't just leave you stranded. 

We are not just looking for great books, we are also looking for fantastic authors who will work hard to push their book. We are very passionate about bringing new voices into the publishing world.

We can't wait to hear from you! If you have any questions please do email us at



March 23rd

The Author School with guest speakers: Merky Books, Usborne, Darley Anderson Literary Agency, Danielle Jawando, Siobhan Curham, Sara Liyanage, Hashtag BLAK

Tickets from £60-£75



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For general enquiries, please contact Helen or Abiola at 

To order books, please email


South Africa:

Sula books

To contact our Rights department, please email

For Translation Rights for Hashtag Press books please contact

World Rights:

Hashtag Press


Bengu Ayfer Gungor

Spain, Portugal and Brazil:

Anna Gurgui



Nina Arrowsmith

Download are Spring/Summer 2020 catalogue

To submit a manuscript for consideration, please email

To enter Hashtag Press 2020, please email

For PR and media enquiries 

We are looking for Black British authors to publish at our new imprint Hashtag BLAK

We have different platforms that can help you with your writing career for all ages!

And our new book competition that celebrates diversity The Diverse Book Awards

Company number: 10434017

Please note there are no refunds on digital goods

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