Open Call for Submissions

Gumnut Press is currently open for submissions to our 2021 Anthology - Sweet Delights

Please see the anthologies page for submission details


When we are open we accept romantic suspense and contemporary romance novellas and cozy mysteries of any word length. Please ensure you read the guidelines below before submitting to Gumnut Press.

Gumnut Press aims to create books that challenge, excite and inspire the reader. When submissions are open, we only accept manuscripts that meet our guidelines. Please ensure you prepare your manuscript according to these guidelines.

  • Please submit the first four chapters of your manuscript electronically - saved as a .doc or .docx file – all hard copy submissions will be recycled

  • Include a one-page query letter – note any previous publishing history and/or any writing awards, the target market and genre and how your proposed book appeals to that market

  • If you are planning to submit to other publishers, please make your intention clear in your cover letter 

  • Authors today play an active role in promoting on social media. Indicate your current use of social media and how you see it working to help promote your book in the future.

  • Include a 100-word author bio with your submission

  • A blurb or 100-word synopsis of your manuscript (under one page is ideal)

  • Include a 2-3 page synopsis

  • Email subject: [Title and genre] SUBMISSION 


Please note our formatting requirements:

  • Double line spacing

  • Page numbers in the centre of footer

  • 12 pt Times New Roman font or Ariel

  • Double quotation marks

  • 1cm paragraph indent, no line between paragraphs, one space between sentences

  • Name, title of document, email in header


Please note that submissions not meeting our formatting guidelines will not be accepted.


Other notes:

  • We do not accept first drafts. Please ensure your piece is as polished and thoroughly edited as possible.

  • Due to the large volume of query emails we receive, we regret that we are unable to respond to, or provide feedback for, unsuccessful submissions. 

  • If we are interested in your manuscript we will advise you in writing. If you do not receive a response from us within three months please assume your submission is unsuccessful.

  • If your manuscript is accepted elsewhere, please advise us as soon as possible.

Books that challenge, excite and inspire the reader 


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