What we are looking for

We are always looking for engaging, original and thought-provoking writing. We get excited by great stories. Our list is eclectic, so we are open to most genres and styles, but we don’t publish children’s picture books, poetry or academic texts.

We actively encourage you to submit to us if you are part of a minority or under-represented group.

How to submit

Please email dan@eye-books.com with the word SUBMISSION in capitals at the beginning of the subject field, followed by your name and book title. For example:

SUBMISSION: Simon Edge – The Hopkins Conundrum

This helps us spot all the submissions in our inbox and make sure they don’t get lost.

You do not need to put anything in the body of the email whatsoever. Your submission should be a single Word document as an attachment. This Word document should contain the following:

FICTION

PITCH: One page that tells us a bit about you, why you want to submit to us and, most importantly, a brief sales pitch for your book. Get us excited about your story. This needs to be no more than 250 words.
SYNOPSIS: A summary of your book’s plot. Keep it succinct. No more than 500 words.
SAMPLE CHAPTERS: The first three chapters of your novel, or up to 10,000 words.

NON-FICTION

PITCH: One page that tells us a bit about you, why you want to submit to us and, most importantly, a brief sales pitch for your book. Get us excited about your story. This needs to be no more than 250 words.
CHAPTER PLAN: A list of the chapters in your book. Beneath each chapter heading you should include a short paragraph summarising the contents of that chapter.
SAMPLE CHAPTERS: A sample chapter, or up to 10,000 words.

Don’t forget, all of the above needs to be contained within one document. This allows our editors to view all the information about your book in one place.

Please title the document with your name and title of the book, such as: Simon Edge – The Hopkins Conundrum.

We will read every submission we are sent as long as it follows these guidelines. We may reject submissions without reading them if they do not. We don’t want to keep you waiting for ages but it can take us a month or two to get round to responding.

ADVICE

Do please browse our website and take a look at the sort of books we publish. If you want to buy and read a couple of them, so much the better.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and you will find out what we are currently up to and we will almost certainly be shouting about our latest acquisitions and publications.

Our editor-at-large, Scott Pack, has written a book full of advice for writers and it includes a section dedicated to submissions. You don’t have to read Tips from a Publisher before you submit but it certainly won’t do you any harm. In fact, if you buy it direct from us and use the code SUBMISSION at checkout, you’ll get 30% off and free UK shipping.