Jo Fletcher Books currently accepts unsolicited submissions, but only by email. If you wish to submit, please email the first 10,000 words, or the first three chapters of your novel to firstname.lastname@example.org in the following format:
- – Word doc
- – Font: Times New Roman
- – Font size: 12
- – Spacing: Double-spaced
Please include a brief covering letter in the body of the email, and a short synopsis (no longer than one page) in a separate attachment.
Please note the following:
We only accept submissions that can be categorized as Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror. If your novel does not fall into any of these genres it will not be considered.
- We do not accept short stories or novellas.
- We do not publish children’s books or YA.
- We do not accept unfinished manuscripts.
- We accept manuscripts that have been previously self-published as long as the author is happy to let all rights revert to us on signature of any contract.
Jo Fletcher Books is not an agency, but a publishing house. If you are looking for representation we recommend you use The Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook, which contains a comprehensive and up-to-date list of agents currently taking on new authors.
We get a great many submissions, so it is not possible to respond to everyone individually, and we do not give feedback. If you have not heard from us within six months, please assume you have been unsuccessful in this instance.
Agents: please note this email address is for unsolicited submissions only.
Got any questions for us? Please email email@example.com
Jo Fletcher Books are still taking unsolicited submissions, but given the COVID-19 situation, we have been facing an immense backlog over the last few months. It will take us some time to work our way through everything we’ve received, so we would really appreciate your patience at this time.