Submission Guidelines




Gumnut Press is currently open for submissions for our 2021 Anthology: April 29 - September 30 2020. Please see our anthologies page for details.




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. Gumnut Press primarily publishes books with either romance as the main genre or books with romantic elements. 


Our current genres are contemporary romance, romantic suspense, young adult and cozy mysteries.

Submission details


Gumnut Press aims to produce beautiful books that engage and excite the reader. When submissions are open, please read the submission guidelines carefully and prepare your manuscript with these guidelines in mind:


  • Please submit all manuscripts electronically – 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

  • Include a 100-word bio with your submission

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

  • Include a 2-3 page synopsis

  • Unless specified, a copy of the full manuscript – saved as a .doc or .docx file.

  • Email subject: [Title and genre] SUBMISSION 


Please note our formatting requirements:

  • Double line spacing

  • Page numbers in the center of the footer

  • 12 pt Times New Roman or Garamond font

  • Double quotation marks

  • 2.5 cm margins, 1cm indent for new paragraph, no additional line between paragraphs

  • 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 and has been seen by a manuscript assessor where appropriate.

  • Due to a heavy workload, we do not provide feedback on submissions.

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