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Stripes Publishing - Submissions Guidelines

Our September 2017 open submission period is now open for BAME writers exclusively.

Our next open submission periods are:

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 including your short biography, 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.

Email your submission to: editorial@stripespublishing.co.uk 

Include the following in your subject header: '[your name] - BAME submission' 

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