Submission Guidelines

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We are looking for excellent new writers (with hopefully more than one book in them) and are open for submissions.

Please read the about us before submitting to us. We would prefer books that haven't been published already. 

We love diverse and inclusive books! We are open to debut authors especially those from an underrepresented background. We publish commercial fiction books that are plot driven with relatable, inspiring characters as well as inspiring non-fiction books.

Children's/YA books we love: Character driven, mental health, coming of age, romance, dystopian fiction, strong friendships, magical fantasy, great humour, adventure, high energy and who done it?

Fiction books we love: Psychological thriller, suspense, crime, beach reads, chick-lit and fantasy

Non-fiction books we love: Open to all

We are not currently looking for picture books, poetry, parenting, historical fiction, science fiction or literary fiction.

We only review submissions via email. Please email submissions@hashtagpress.co.uk

Please note that we only publish 6-8 books a year. 

Children, middle-grade, teen, YA: In subject heading address it to Abiola Bello.

Non-fiction and Fiction: In subject heading address it to Helen Lewis.

Please don't send the same book to both of us. Please don't send us a film pitch or a book cover.

FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS

Please send

1. The first three chapters of your manuscript, in font Times New Roman, font size 12, double spaced. Just the first 3 chapters regardless of how long or short they are. 

2. A one-page (maximum) author biography including social media links

3. A pitch - just a couple of sentences, like a blurb of the book or elevator pitch. Imagine you find yourself in a lift with one of us - what would you tell us about your book that would make us want to contact you again once you get out of the lift?

4. A synopsis - tell us your story line, crucial parts in the story and the ending

Please send in three separate word documents and not in the body of the email as we will not read it. 

We are a small and very busy team. We will always try our best to get in touch ASAP. If you don't receive a response within 8 weeks please do email us!