We are open for submissions. Please read our guidelines before sending your work.
We encourage submissions from debut or emerging UK writers, women, BAME, disabled, working-class and LGBTQ+ writers.
We are first and foremost interested in publishing nonfiction: memoirs, creative nonfiction and autobiographies. We’re also open for submissions in literary fiction, especially with a nonfiction tone.
At this time we’re not considering commercial fiction, children’s books or poetry.
We're looking to publish UK writers, so please tell us about your relationship with the UK (born here, lived here, etc.).
Email your submission (.doc, .docx or PDF) to guts.submissions [at] gmail.com with:
Brief cover letter (max 300 words) – tell us why your work would be a good fit with Guts (please take a look at the books we’ve published). If you’ve read any of our books, tell us which one. If you haven’t, tell us what you’re currently reading or your favorite books.
We’re a small team here at Guts, and we’re doing what we’re doing because we love books and love sharing a great story. We know how much time and dedication it takes to write a book, and the guts it takes to send your work to us. Thank you very much for thinking of us and we look forward to reading your work.
If we have any questions about your work, we’ll get in touch. Usually within 1-2 months. Something to keep mind — we publish about three titles per year, and we’re picky, and we're a small team, and publishing is entirely subjective. What one publisher may take a pass on, with another it may be a perfect fit.
Take care and stay well, and keep writing.
Editor, Guts Publishing
If you would like feedback on your submission, you can request this here: gutspublishing.com/submission-feedback.
We also have a Publishing Coach service which is an editorial service including guidance and advice on publishing: gutspublishing.com/publishing-coach (please note, the Publishing Coach is entirely separate from a submission and would not increase the chance of your book being published by Guts).
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