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Open Call for Submissions



Please 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.

Before you submit to Gumnut Press


Before you submit to us, please do your research - make sure you are familiar with the genres we publish.


Our focus is to produce high-quality books of a professional standard.


The genres we are currently closed to open submissions.

  • 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 can be found in our Style Guide

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.

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