Submission Guidelines

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We are looking for excellent new writers and are open for submissions.

Please note: Please read the about us before submitting to us. We are open to all genres but we do not publish picture books. We would prefer books that haven't been published already. 

We love diverse and inclusive books books! We are only interested in stories that showcase diverse and inclusive characters, strong woman and books that are targeted to an underrepresented audience We are open to debut authors especially those from an underrepresented background. We publish books commercial fiction that have are plot driven with relatable characters as well as inspiring non-fiction books.  

We only review submissions via email. Please email

Our Commissioning Editor Luisa Martinez Negret reads all the submissions that come in. She passes on any to the co-directors Abiola Bello and Helen Lewis if she believes it's a good fit for Hashtag. Please note that we only publish 6-8 books a year. 

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

Non-fiction, Phycological Thrillers, Crime fiction, Women's fiction books: 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.


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

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!