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31 March 2023

We're now closed for submissions. If you'd like to receive an update on when we'll reopen, please sign up for our newsletter.

Memoir and Literary Fiction Submissions

We're interested in publishing memoirs, autobiographies, autofiction and literary fiction (especially with a nonfiction tone) by writers from the UK and Ireland. At this time we’re not considering commercial fiction, children’s books or poetry.

We’re a small team here at Guts, and we’re doing what we’re doing because we 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. 


31 March 2023

We are currently reviewing submissions. If we are interested in your work, we'll get in touch within four months. If you haven't heard back from us after four months, you can send a follow up email to guts.submissions [at] Please bear in mind that we publish two or 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. So, no matter what, keep at it and keep writing and keep submitting your work to publishers and agents.

We will begin accepting submissions again after we've reviewed everything in our inbox. Please keep an eye on our blog for updates and sign up for our newsletter.

xx Julianne

Director, Guts Publishing


If you would like feedback on your submission, you can request this here: Please note, there is a fee. I wish we could give feedback to everyone who sends their work but it's simply not possible due to the volume of submissions we receive. 

Tattoo Anthology

15 March 2023

We're delighted to announce that we've selected the short stories and poems for our tattoo anthology. You can read the list on our blog:


We'll announce the release date soon. Please sign up for our newsletter for updates.

Tattoo Anthology Guts Publishing
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