Aitken Alexander Associates

  Full details  As an agency, we welcome voices of all backgrounds and also encourage submissions from writers who do not have an existing connection to the publishing industry. We have an extremely strong track record in discovering new talent and nothing makes us happier than doing so. In the past two years, work by Natasha Brown, Cherie Jones and Ailsa McFarlane were first discovered in our submissions inbox and successfully sold to publishers in the UK, the US and in translation.   However, please only submit work that you feel is ready and of publishable standard. We have included some guidelines and tips below in an effort to make the process easily accessible and transparent. Please submit work to the general submissions email:, marking the subject line of your email for the attention of one of our literary agents. Our agents’ profiles can be found on our website , and we recommend reading them carefully befo

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

  Full details  The award is open to writers who have published a novel or a book-length collection of fiction with a reputable book publisher, or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in magazines or journals of national distribution. Digital-only publication and self-publication do not count toward this requirement. The award is open to writers in English, whether or not they are citizens of the United States. Current University of Pittsburgh employees and students, and former employees and students affiliated with the University within the last three years, are not eligible for the award. Translations are not eligible if the translation was not done by the author. Eligible submissions include an unpublished manuscript of short stories; two or more novellas (a novella may comprise a maximum of 130 double-spaced typed pages); or a combination of one or more novellas and short stories. Novellas are only accepted as part of a larger collection. Manuscripts may be no few

Hobart Books

 Full details  Our story Hobart Books was founded in December 2020 by two old friends, David Roy and Adam Gardner. David had been writing books for 26 years without a publishing deal. Adam had been working in commercial publishing companies for almost 20 years. What neither of them understand is why it took them so long to realise they could help each other. In late 2020 the penny dropped and Hobart was born – an independent press aimed at publishing quality books from authors who typically had not been signed up by a commercial publisher. ​ Hobart publishes adult fiction across all genres that is accessible, fast paced and topical, with a focus on crime, espionage and military thrillers. Our aim is to offer traditional publishing services to independent authors on untraditionally agreeable terms. ​ We will publish quality manuscripts that commercial publishers would not, and pledge to pay royalties that are fair and representative of the work involved in writing and pub

The Dread Machine

  Full details  Overview The Dread Machine publishes futuristic dark fiction, speculative fiction, cyberpunk, slipstream, and science fiction. We do not accept religious fiction, fetish horror, or erotica. All submissions must be in English. We will accept previously published submissions, but not those that are available to the public online.  If your story already appears online for free, publishing it would negatively impact both our SEO and that of the other publisher. We will accept previously published stories that are available online only if  those stories are hidden behind a paywall. We do accept simultaneous submissions. If someone else snatches your submission up before we do, we’d appreciate it if you let us know so we can remove it from our queue. We accept multiple submissions. You may send us up to three stories simultaneously. Remove all personal identifying information from your file before uploading.  Put identify

Yes Yes Books

  Full details  YesYes Books has been publishing provocative collections of poetry, fiction, and experimental art since 2011. We look for work that acknowledges and celebrates our passionate, complex, and boundless natures.   In recent years, YYB titles have received national awards including the Lambda Award for Gay Poetry, The American Book Award, Kate Tufts Discovery Award, Milt Kessler Award, Eric Hoffer Award, John C. Zacharis Award, and Devil’s Kitchen Reading Prize. Our titles have also been included in numerous finalist standings and best book lists such as the Lamba Award for Transgender Poetry, Believer Book Award, Balcones Poetry Prize, Norma Farber First Book Award, CLMP Firecracker Award, Julie Suk Award, Publisher's Weekly Best Debuts of the Year, Boston Globe Best Poetry Books of the Year. ​ With books that are as beautiful to hold as they are to read, YesYes Books engages an international community of writers, artists, and readers.  

Erewash Writers' Short Story Competition

  Full details  A warm welcome to all our entrants world wide. We are currently inviting entries to one free entry comp and one fee paying comp. Please follow  ​  the links below to find full details and rules of entry for each competition. As from 9th MAY 2021 we have an address you can send postal entries to if you prefer ​to send via the post rather than online. ​This page was updated 9th May 2021. C O M P E T I T I O N   O N E        is currently inviting entries Name of comp: OPEN SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2021                             Judged by Helen Baggott Close date:         Thursday 22nd July 2021 Prizes:                Six prizes to be awarded:                            £100 First, £70 Second, £30 Third                             two 'Highly Commended' each win 2022 comp free entry                            and a charitable donation will be made* Brief:               Short story. There is no theme for this competition, you can write anything you like.          

The World of Books Impact Award

  Full details  The World of Books Impact Award is  a new grant to support writers working on books of any genre that have the power to inspire progressive behaviour change. It is granted twice a year and offers winning authors a sum of £5,000 to support them as they complete their work. The award criteria is linked to World of Books own guiding values and are aligned with the UN sustainability goals of Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action and Quality Education. Applications for the World of Books Impact Award are considered as part of the Authors' Foundation grants process. There is no separate application process. Click here to apply The World of Books Impact Award was announced on 30 March 2021 - read more About World of Books and the Impact Award World of Books are committed to reducing their carbon footprint and mitigating impact on the environment. They also believe in making a positive impact on people, communities and demonstrating good