Submissions for publication

We receive a very large number of unsolicited submissions for consideration. Of these we publish on average two a year that have been sent to us unsolicited. The vast majority of our new titles are commissioned work.

If you are considering sending your work to us, please take a look at our website to ensure that it fits within our list of publications.

How to make your submission:
We accept submissions by email. For books, please send by post or email a short, typed synopsis together with one or two chapters of your work. If you are submitting music for consideration, you will need to send a portfolio of about eight pieces so that our Editorial Committee can assess your work and style. For recorded music, card designs etc. we will need to see a good overview of your work. Please send email submissions to: Our postal address is as follows:

FAO: Linda Ottewell
Manuscript Submissions Department
Kevin Mayhew Publishers
IP14 3BW

When submitting your work, please remember to include a short covering letter, your name, address and email address if you have one. We regret that work cannot be returned, even if a stamped addressed envelope is enclosed.

It may be at least 12 weeks before you hear whether we are interested in your work and due to the number of unsolicited projects we receive, we regret that we are unable to give specific feedback on your submission.

If you have not heard from us within 4 months, please assume that your submission has not been successful.

We do not accept submissions by telephone.