Do you lack an agent? Have you finally finished a manuscript, only to struggle with getting it published?
Finishing a novel is tough. Getting it published? Even tougher. Finding an agent can seem impossible, yet many publishers require you to have an agent before you can submit anything at all. That means publishing without an agent can feel entirely out of reach.
There are some publishers, however, that don’t require an agent to submit—you’ve just got to find them. Hunting around for one of these publishers takes up valuable time that you could spend writing.
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Mills & Boon
Who they are: From their website: “Founded in 1908, Mills & Boon is the UK’s number one publisher of romantic fiction…Mills & Boon publish over 700 new titles a year, with manuscripts from 200 authors living in the UK and a further 1,300 worldwide. Every 10 seconds there is a new Mills & Boon book sold within the UK.” Mills & Boon is an imprint of Harlequin, which was acquired by Harper Collins some years ago.
What they publish: Romance, in a variety of romance sub-genres such as modern and medical.
Word Count: 50,000-75,000 words depending on sub-genre.
Get more information and submit here.
Who they are: From their website: “Hera is a brand new, female-led, independent digital publisher. We’re on a mission to publish the very best in commercial fiction. Let us tell you a story…” They promise to read and respond to each submission.
What they publish: From their website: “We’re looking for crime and thriller, romance, saga and general fiction. Please note we are not publishing non fiction, young adult or children’s fiction, poetry, science fiction and fantasy or short stories.”
Get more information and submit here.
Who they are: From their website: “époque press is an independent publisher based between Brighton, Dublin and New York. Established to promote and represent the very best in new literary talent…Our main imprint is seeking out new voices, authors who are producing high-quality literary fiction and who are looking for a publisher to help them realise their ambitions. Our commitment is to fully consider all submissions on literary merit alone.”
What they publish: From their website: “As a new independent publisher we are seeking out strong new voices representing the very best in literary fiction. We publish adult literary fiction (novels and short story collections) and do not currently consider other genres such as children’s fiction, poetry, memoir or fantasy.”
Read their guidelines and submit your work here.
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