Submissions

We are now open to submissions.

This window will run between 1st November (2022) and 31st January (2023). We are open to all genres (excluding picture books for young children) and particularly keen to receive original work in the following categories:

Fiction – Short story collections and novels in the gothic horror tradition, especially any that are based on Cornish myths and legends, or are set in Cornwall.

Creative non-fiction – All types of memoir.

Non-fiction – Explorations of social reform for the demands of the modern world. Including, but not limited to, climate action and ecology, economic systems, educational reform and visions for political and societal justice.

Guidelines

Eligibility criteria:

You must be a writer currently residing in Cornwall.

Single submissions only and please let us know if your work is currently with other publishing houses or agents for consideration.

Original work that has not been previously published, although this does not extend to individual poems or short stories that are part of a wider collection.

Fiction/Creative Non-Fiction/Non-Fiction: manuscripts of any length; first 30 pages/first three chapters; include a one/two page synopsis or overview; query email to include a description of you as a writer, target audience for manuscript, total word count, publishing history (even if self-published) and links to author web site/socials: Times New Roman, size 12 font and double-spaced, preferred; Word or PDF files attached to query email and sent to: hermitagepress@outlook.com

Short fiction: manuscripts of any length; 30 pages/any three short stories; include a one/two page synopsis covering all stories in the collection; query email to include description of you as a writer, target audience for manuscript, total word count, publishing history (even if self-published) and links to author web site/socials: Times New Roman, size 12 font, double-spaced, preferred; Word or PDF files attached to query email and sent to: hermitagepress@outlook.com

Poetry: collections of any length; a sample of up to 10 poems in the first instance; query email to include description of you as a writer, target audience for collection, total word count, publishing history (even if self-published) and links to author web site/socials; Word or PDF files attached to query email and sent to hermitagepress@outlook.com

We aim to reply to all emails within seven days, but it could take up to 12 weeks for a full response to samples and longer for us to review any full manuscripts that are requested.

Please use our contact form if you have any additional questions related to above and the best of luck!

HP Team.