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Author / Translator Submissions
[** August 2016 temporary addition: until further notice we are not seeking submissions; we have a backlog that we need to work through first. We’ll take this note down when we are again seeking submissions.]
We welcome unsolicited submissions from authors and are keen to consider debut writers. (That goes for writers who write in English: they can be previously published or not. Writers in other languages must be published and achieve recognition in their own language before we consider their work for translation.) For a statement of our editorial vision, read our ’11 Commandments’. (We are also aware that we have so far published more men than women, so in 2018 we have signed up to a Year of Publishing Women 2018.)
We would ask you to familiarise yourself with the books we publish before submitting. Please sign up to our newsletter – and why not subscribe too? You’ll get special first edition copies early, are thanked by name in the books, and can take part in our publishing choices in many ways.
Reading submissions is a weekend task for us. The week is taken up producing books and promoting them.
To sweeten our weekend work and display your interest in our work, we would kindly ask that if you send an unsolicited submission you include a receipt to prove the purchase of one of our books or let us know you are a subscriber. (We’d particularly love it if you buy from one of the independent bookshops who support us so passionately too. Even if you don’t live near one, most have online shops: eg Foyles for UK buyers.)
We accept paper submissions only and answer most by letter. It would be best to send submissions to this address:
Submissions, And Other Stories,
88 Easton Street,
Bucks, HP11 1LT
Guidelines: please say why your book could fit our list in your covering letter. Include your email address, a small stamped addressed envelope if you live in the UK, about fifteen pages of the work and a proof of purchase or mention of your subscription (as explained above). We do not return submissions.
We try to respond within about three months. If we don’t accept your work, please don’t take it personally or ask for reasons. We’re a very small team and don’t have time to give individual feedback in each case – thanks for your understanding. It probably just wasn’t the right book to fit in with our list.
Open Door for Book Tips
We always have an open door to hear from you about books you think would be good for And Other Stories. If you like our kind of books, do get in touch with us directly by email or the contact form below.
Tip for Translators
If you are submitting as a translator, you will find useful tips in translator Ros Schwartz’s guidelines on submitting a book proposal. She has kindly given us permission to share it with you: