Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in publishing with Boiler House Press. We welcome both veteran and debut authors to submit. Please carefully read through all of the following guidelines before submitting your manuscript to us. Failure to read and follow the guidelines does show, and if they are not followed, we will be unable to read and respond to your manuscript.

1. As we are a small press, we require you to purchase a recent BHP Title prior to submission, and to provide evidence of purchase during the submission process. We feel this will both support our current authors as well as help you to develop an understanding of the type of writing we publish. Click this link to purchase a title now.

2. We are passionate about new writing that breaks a mould; that surprises; that plays with-and-between the creative and the critical. (See our About page to learn more about what we enjoy reading.) We are open to publishing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and everything in-between. All manuscripts, regardless of genre, must be publication-ready at the time of submission. By this we mean:

PROSE (FICTION & NON-FICTION): Full manuscript completed​

SHORT STORIES & FLASH FICTION: Full collection completed

POETRY: 60-75 A5 pages of poetry

3. Please understand we can only consider one manuscript per author at a time. Once you have received a reply from us, however, feel free to submit a new manuscript

​4. Individual Submission Guidelines:

PROSE (Fiction & Non-Fiction) SAMPLE

- First Chapter, or the equivalent of about 5,000 words

- Double spaced, size 12 standard font, author's name

   in header and page numbers in footer

- Cover page with author's name and manuscript title

- Please combine into a single Word Document of PDF file

SHORT STORIES & FLASH FICTION SAMPLE

- 1-2 short stories, or 2-3 flash fiction pieces (the

   equivalent of about 5,000 words)

- Double spaced, size-12 standard font, author's name 

   in header and page numbers in footer

- Cover page with author's name and table of contents

- Please combine into a single Word Document of PDF file

POETRY SAMPLE

- 12-15 pages of poetry

- Single spaced, size-12 standard font, author's name 

   in header and page numbers in footer

- Cover page with author's name and table of contents;

   if you have a working title for your collection, please 

   feel free to provide

- Please combine into a single Word Document of PDF file

 

5. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers are welcome so long as you immediately withdraw your work from consideration elsewhere if it is accepted by BHP. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please notify us and withdraw your submission at the earliest instance. 

6. Though we are based in Norwich, U.K., we happily accept submissions from authors who are living and working outside the U.K. Like we said above, we welcome both veteran and debut authors to submit.

7. If you have read through the guidelines and are ready to submit, please complete this form  in its entirety. Please allow at least a month for a response at which point, if you haven't heard from us, please assume it's not right for us at this stage and feel free to explore other options. We are excited to read your work!