Contact us

Please drop us a line using the form below for most enquiries except submissions (guidelines below), and subscriptions and publicity (contact emails below). We will reply as soon as we can.

Subscriptions Queries

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Publicity Queries

Please email Nichola Smalley at for enquiries from UK & Europe; for now, please email Stefan Tobler for North American publicity enquiries.

Work Experience Queries

We’re sorry to say we’re not currently accepting work experience applications. Please subscribe to our newsletter for information about future opportunities with us.

Author / Translator 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, be 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 display your interest in and knowledge of 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.) If you are on low income, but have borrowed our books from your local library and read them that way, that’s fine too – please let us know by enclosing a photo or screenshot of your library records.

We accept paper submissions only and answer most by letter. Please send submissions to:

And Other Stories
Central Library
Surrey Street
S1 1XZ

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.

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:

Ros Schwartz advice sheet to translators _ Getting into Print

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