SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED
We have been inundated with submissions in recent months, and need to close the doors while we get on top of reading them all. If you are waiting for a response, please bear with us—we're going as fast as we can. Submissions will reopen towards the end of January 2023.
Here's what we'll be looking for when we reopen:
If you write thrillers, crime stories or mysteries with a unique voice, we want to hear from you. We'd love to find characters we haven't seen before and new angles on traditional crimes. Our small team are passionate about bringing the best stories to market, and our personal touch is aimed at bringing new voices to the crime and mystery world. We accept submissions from authors with or without agents, whether you're new to writing or already published.
As a small indie, we are actively trying to promote diversity in publishing. As a result, we are especially keen to hear from authors less well represented in traditional publishing — especially in crime, whether that be authors of colour, authors from the LGBTQ+ community, or authors with disabilities whether seen or unseen.
At this stage we cannot accept submissions in children's fiction, young adult or non-fiction, simply because we don't have the market reach for these stories. We are accepting crime, thriller, noir, cosy and mystery.
No standalone novels under 70,000 words, please.
IF ACCEPTED, WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
We are a traditional publisher. We pay advances and royalties and do not expect authors to pay
for any part of their publication journey.
We will professionally edit, proofread and format your book.
We work with great cover designers to bring your book to life.
We produce both ebook and print editions of your book.
We provide advance copies to our dedicated readers in the Red Dog Readers Club.
We organise blog tours, review calls and blitz days for your book.
We provide continuous support for your writer journey.
We advertise and market your book to maximise reach.
We give fair royalties to help you make a career of your writing.
BEFORE YOU SUBMIT, PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES BELOW CAREFULLY
We only accept submissions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the email to introduce yourself, give us a little bit of your own history, why you started writing, and what you want from a writing career. You MUST attach a synopsis of no more that 1500 words AND the first 25 pages of your book (to the nearest chapter end).
Incomplete submissions will not be read.
We read every complete submission we receive, and we do our best to reply within four weeks, but we are very busy. We appreciate your patience.