Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Independent publisher Myrmidon, welcome new and original submissions

Independent publisher Myrmidon, welcome new and original submissions from both established and first-time writers. These can either be sent directly or through an established literary agent. Please note that they do not currently publish non fiction or children’s books, short stories or novellas.

Myrmidon Submission Guidelines

Only hard-copy submissions are accepted at Myrmidon. Unsolicited materials sent by electronic mail will be deleted unopened.

Send the first two or three chapters of your manuscript which should be typed with double spacing and with each chapter beginning on a fresh page.

Enclose a brief covering letter that outlines the nature and subject of the work and a little about yourself. Include any previous writing experience you may have had and whether the chapters are from a completed draft or a work in progress. (If the latter, give a realistic assessment of how much remains to be written and when you expect to finish.)

Delightfully enough, Myrmidon say they rarely bother to read synopses and find they seldom do a novel justice. If you choose to include one, please restrict it to two sides of A4.

You must enclose a suitable, self-addressed envelope with return postage. (Return postage should be in the form of International Reply Coupons if you are submitting from outside the United Kingdom.)

Send your submission to the following:
Submissions Dept
Myrmidon Books Ltd
Rotterdam House
116 Quayside
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 3DY

There is more information on the publisher's web site including writers resources and getting an independent assessment of your work.

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