Submissions

submissions

 

WE ARE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

We like to be green here at Carapace so only accept submissions by email. Send your submission to: submissions@carapacebooks.co.uk. Please read the Submission Guidelines below.

We’re looking for writers who are writing contemporary commercial literary fiction – no genre fiction please, and no poetry or short stories (although we do have a prize for short stories – check it out here). We like quirky stories that bend, break and blend genres and are innovative. We’re looking for break-through, experimental literature and stories that haven’t been told, or are told in an original and refreshing way.

Submission Guidelines

Please email your submission to submissions@carapacebooks.co.uk including two Word or PDF file attachments comprising:

  1. The first three chapters of your novel (that’s the first three, not your favourite three!) – please format this to Times New Roman 12 points, double line spacing, aligned left (unjustified)
  2. A single page synopsis

In your covering email please tell us:

  • Something adorable / scintillating / fascinating / relevant about you
  • Who you think your book is for
  • What made you write it
  • What else you have written
  • Why you think it’s right for us

Once you’re ready, send your submission to submissions@carapacebooks.co.uk. We read everything we are sent and endeavor to respond within 6 weeks, but we can’t promise a personalized response to everybody. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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