Black & White Publishing: Accepting Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone

Updated October 20th 2020

Black & White Publishing was founded in 1995 and is now one of the largest Scottish publishers. They currently have over 200 books in print. They are based in Scotland, but they are open to publishing work by authors of any nationality or geographical location. They are an established publisher; among the many books they have published is the “Scots” edition of the first Harry Potter Book.

They have good distributors, and they are starting to break into the e-book publishing world. They publish general nonfiction, biography, sports, and humor, as well as selected fiction, crime novels, young adult, and children’s books.

They are currently accepting both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts that are fiction, nonfiction, and young adult, although they are only open to fiction submissions during certain times of the year. Make sure to check on their website to see if they are open. Fiction submissions must be sent through the mail.

They have published a number of established authors of various nationalities. Their covers are generally well designed and appealing.

They are always open to nonfiction proposals and prefer receiving non-fiction submissions by email but are open to submissions by post. Attach to your email (that contains a query letter) a detailed synopsis outlining the whole manuscript and the first three chapters or first thirty pages of your manuscript. Attachments should all be Word documents. The words NEW SUBMISSION should be in the subject field.

They try to respond to all queries within three months. If you have not heard from them by that time, you must assume that your work has been rejected.

To learn more about Black & White Publishing, visit their website here. To learn more about submitting work, visit their submission guidelines here.

 

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