Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tinder Press Open Submission. 2-15 March

Tinder Press, an imprint of UK publisher, Headline Publishing will celebrate two years of publishing by opening submission to unagented manuscripts for two weeks in March. Tinder Press Publisher Mary-Anne Harrington explains the motivation: ‘At Tinder Press we are committed to finding the freshest literary voices, and the time seems right for us to reach out directly to authors at an early stage in their careers. This business is all about discovering new talent, so we’re hoping to be surprised and delighted, and that at the end of the day we’ll find an author we can go on to work with in the future.’ From 2nd to 15th March, the imprint will be open to accept fifty pages of a manuscript, an outline and an author biography from previously unpublished writers of fiction. Short stories will be considered, in addition to novels. Although only the first 50 pages are requested, these must be the beginning of a completed manuscript. Submissions are welcomed from writers worldwide, and must be written in English. Only literary fiction for adults is eligible, therefore scripts, YA fiction and poetry should not be submitted. Submissions will be read by the imprint’s editors. Full manuscripts may then be requested, and selected authors will have the opportunity to meet with one of the Tinder Press editors. Submissions will only be accepted electronically, and should be made via tinderpress.submissions@headline.co.uk For news of more opportunities from around the world, follow Commonwealth Writers on twitter (@cwwriters) and like us on Facebook.

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