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Submission Guidelines

We’re delighted you’ve chosen to send your work to us. We will consider every submission that comes our way, but due to the volume of correspondence we receive we won’t be able to reply to those that we don’t think will be a good fit for our list. If you haven’t heard from us within two months of sending your submission please assume that we have decided against pursuing your work further. For the same reason, we’re sorry to say we can’t provide feedback or suggest alternative options for you to explore.

Please send the following to editorial@footnotepress.com. With the exception of the covering email, documents should be sent in word format:

For Fiction

  • A covering email containing your contact details and a brief description of the work, and outlining why you think it would be suitable for Footnote
  • The entire manuscript, if possible. If you can’t supply this please send a sample of at least the first 20,000 words. Manuscript and sample documents should be double-spaced
  • A short biography (no more than one page), outlining your reasons for writing this book and your ambitions for it, along with any previous writing and publishing experience you have
  • A detailed, concise synopsis of the book, no more than three pages in length

 

For Non-Fiction

  • A covering email containing your contact details and a brief description of the work, telling us what it’s about, what makes it appropriate for Footnote, and what makes it original
  • A short biography (no more than one page), outlining your reasons for writing this book (including why you are qualified to write it), your ambitions for it, and details of any previous writing and publishing experience you have
  • A detailed synopsis of the book including a chapter-by-chapter breakdown (approx. 150-200 words per chapter)
  • Ideally we would like to read a minimum of two sample chapters, but if you don’t have these, please share a minimum of two samples of your previous writing. Please ensure any sample documents are double-spaced


Thanks for choosing to approach Footnote – we’ll look forward to reading what you have to say.