CURRENT SUBMISSION CALL
Gumnut Press is currently closed for submissions. We will reopen again 1st to 31st July 2021 for our 2022 season - PLEASE SEE OUR OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS PAGE FOR DETAILS.
GUMNUT PRESS SUBMISSION 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. Gumnut Press primarily publishes books with either romance as the main genre or books with romantic elements.
The current genres we are looking for are romantic suspense and cozy mysteries.
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 in our Style Guide
Submissions not meeting our formatting guidelines will not be accepted.
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.