Writing Competitions

Writing Competitions

 

Submissions Call for Manatee Books

Submissions deadline: Open

Manatee Books are committed to publishing only the very best stories out there. We are looking for fresh, exciting new talent and are accepting submissions for the following genres:

WOMEN’S FICTION

  • Romantic Comedy

  • Chick Lit

  • Historical Romance

  • Sagas/Family Dramas

  • Romance

CRIME

  • Thrillers

  • Psychological Suspense/Domestic Noir

  • Action Thrillers

  • Police Procedurals/Detective Novels

  • Mystery

  • Speculative Crime

All submissions are accepted electronically via email, and should include;     

·       The first 20 pages of the manuscript (normal font, 12 point and double spaced) 

·       A synopsis of your work (no more than 1500 words)

·       A cover letter telling us about you and your writing career to date.

Please send all of the above as email attachments in either Word or PDF format to  submissions@manateebooks.co.uk We do read every submission that we receive, and aim to get back to you within 4-6 weeks. Please be aware that we do receive hundreds of submissions, and this response time is only a guide. After 6 weeks, if you have not had a response please do contact us.

About Manatee Books: Manatee Books was set up in 2017, by best-selling author Lisa Hall in conjunction with blogger turned freelance publishing guru Liz Barnsley.  Our aim is to bring top quality fiction to the digital market. We are a small outfit, intent on publishing only the best of crime and women’s fiction. Our focus is on building the author brand, ensuring that all of our authors receive bestseller treatment through a strong marketing strategy and the knowledge that the Manatee Books team are there to support them through the entire publication journey.

 

 

SUBMISSIONS WANTED!

Imagnary House is a boutique publishing house for children’s books and young adult literature in Cape Town, South Africa.
Imagnary House is focused on building a larger market for African children’s authors and illustrators by both igniting the local readership and engaging with international readers, rights’ and literary agents.

Imagnary House is opening their submissions, and are looking to build up their publication list for the next 2 years. What are they looking for? They love stories that are fun and imaginative, but also address current societal issues for children. They want simple stories that mean something and can feed positively into our children’s futures. However, they don’t like didactic or educational texts, and lean towards manuscripts that are diverse and
can travel across different cultures and countries. Imagnary House will consider submissions in the following genres:
• Children’s long form fiction (think Roald Dahl and CS Lewis narratives)
• Young-adult science-fiction, fantasy, or alternative-reality novels
• Comic books and graphic novels
Writers and illustrators can submit their work on Imagnary House’s submissions page.

 

 

 

 

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