Birmingham-based independent publisher Tindal Street Press is to join forces with Atlantic Books, with the larger company representing all the smaller's titles through the Independent Alliance from January next year.
Publishing director of Tindal Street Press Alan Mahar said: "By associating our name with Atlantic’s impeccable trade profile and expertise we will now be able to present our fiction more strongly to the market." Tindal pride themsleves on publishing accessible literary fiction.
Tindal Street Press accept submissions direct. They publish contemporary fiction from the English regions – i.e. outside of London and the south-east. If you are unsure whether your work counts as ‘regional’ then you can call them on 0121 773 8157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
They publish around six adult fiction titles a year but will not consider poetry, children’s, sci-fi, fantasy or romance. To submit a manuscript send a synopsis and the first 3 chapters of a novel, hard copies only by post with a covering letter and return postage to:
Tindal Street Press
217 The Custard Factory
Short stories can only be considered if presented as a coherent, complete collection.
Toby Mundy, chief executive of Atlantic, added: "Tindal Street Press occupies a unique position in the eco-system of British publishing and in recent years has established itself as one of the country’s most consistently exciting literary imprints.
"We’re very fired up by the prospect of working with Alan and Luke [Brown, editor] and their colleagues, and helping build their business."