We are open for submissions. Please read our guidelines before sending your work.
We encourage submissions from debut writers, women, BAME, disabled, working-class and LGBTQ+ writers.
We are primarily interested in publishing memoirs, creative nonfiction and autobiographies. We’re also open for submissions in autofiction and 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 writers from the UK and Ireland.
Email your submission (.doc, .docx or PDF) to guts.submissions [at] gmail.com with:
Brief cover letter - tell us why your work would be a good fit with Guts (here are 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 favourite 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 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 2 or 3 months, although sometimes longer. Something to keep mind — we publish 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.
Director, Guts Publishing
If you would like feedback on your submission, you can request this here: gutspublishing.com/submission-feedback
I also offer a full manuscript review which you can read about here: gutspublishing.com/publishing-coach