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Are you a UK writer?

Our list is full and Black Pear Press will notify of the next submissions window here.

When the submission window is announced, please bear the following in mind:

As a small publisher we aim to deliver a faster turnaround. If we like your sample we will want to see the completed work, please do not send us a sample unless the completed work is also available.

Please allow up to three months for a response following an emailed submission of no more than 3,000 words from a completed work and a one-page synopsis of your submission. Include, in your submission to one of the Black Pear Press team, a 200-word biography. Contact details here.

Note: we do not accept hard copy.

You need to be a strong writer, as small presses rely on writers who put their work ‘out there’ by giving readings, promoting themselves and their work by participating in festivals and other events.

Work received outside of the dates anounced will not be reviewed.

So here, in brief, is what to send via email when the submissions window opens:

  • Up to 3,000 words from your completed work
  • One-page synopsis
  • 200-word biography 

Also, look out for our short story competitions!