Dates for open submissions
1st -29th February 2024: YA
1st -31st July 2024: Children's, Middle Grade & YA
Hashtag Ask Us Anything event will be in January 2024 via Zoom. We will discuss the books we are currently looking to publish.
Unfortunately Hashtag Press is unable to accept manuscripts outside of unagented authors at the moment. We are a tiny team and we want to be able to read manuscripts in a timely manner.
However we have months throughout the year where we are open to unagented authors and would love to read your manuscript.
Any manuscripts sent outside of the dates above, will not be read.
We are looking for excellent writers with brilliant diverse stories to tell.
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 for young people that are plot driven with relatable, inspiring characters.
We are a tiny publishing house so we are incredibly selective.
Children's/MG books we're looking for: Character driven, mental health, coming of age, strong friendships, great humour, adventure, high energy, horror, books with series potential.
We are not looking for: Picture books, animals as the main protagonist, non-fiction, historical fiction (unless it's giving us Bridgerton), science fiction, adult fiction and literary fiction.
We only review submissions via email. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don't send us a film pitch or a book cover.
FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS
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. Any books that are not diverse or inclusive will be a no.
We are a small and very busy team and aim to be in touch within six weeks with a response.