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Stripes Publishing - Submissions Guidelines

Please note: as of 29th June our submission criteria have changed.

We are currently not accepting submissions.


Our next open submission periods are:

September 2017 – for BAME writers exclusively
January 2018 – details to be confirmed
May 2018 – details to be confirmed

We are looking for fiction for readers from 6-12, teen and Young Adults.

Please send a covering letter, a one-page synopsis and three chapters (the opening three or a later extract) of your manuscript. We will endeavor to respond within three months following the closure of the submissions window, however please be patient, as we receive a high volume of submissions.

We accept simultaneous submissions.

Please note, we do not accept books for adults, educational books, poetry, graphic novels, comics, multimedia, scripts, screenplays, short stories, non-fiction or picture books for babies and toddlers. Submissions that don’t fit our criteria will not be responded to.

Illustration submissions

If you’re an illustrator, we’d love to see your work. Please send a link to your online portfolio to pcoomey@stripespublishing.co.uk or samples (not originals!) to the address below. Please note that due to the high volume of unsolicited illustrations that we receive, it is not always possible to respond to submissions. Thank you.

The Art Department
Stripes Publishing
1 Coda Studios
189 Munster Road
London
SW6 6AW