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Submission Guidelines

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Dates for open submissions

1st -31st July 2024: Children's, Middle Grade & YA 


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. 

We are not looking for: Science fiction or picture books. Anything that isn't diverse. 

We only review submissions via email. Please email

Please don't send us a film pitch or a book cover.

If you're also submitting your manuscript that you're pitching to us to literary agents, we would suggest you focus on the agent route. 


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

5. Some current comp titles. Can be a film or a book that is similar to your book.

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.

Outside of open submissions, 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.

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