Blink Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Written by Emily Harstone

One of Blink Publishing’s tagelines is “From the high profile to the leftfield, we publish across a broad spectrum of tastes and interests.”

This does seem rather accurate based on their catalog. They publish a lot of memoirs, by people like Lilly Allen and Ollie Ollerton, yet they also publish books like Traces by Patricia Wiltshire, a forensic scientist, and Running for My Life, a memoir of an unlikely runner, Rachel Ann Cullen.

They publish adult nonfiction in the following categories: memoir, cookery, gift and humor books, true crime, sports, music, travel and culture, and history.

They are in imprint of the large Sweden-based UK publisher, Bonnier Books. Bonnier Books has excellent distribution and is a large established company. Only a few of their imprints are open to direct submissions.

All submissions must be sent via email. They ask that you attach the first three chapters of your book, and a no more than one page synopsis. In the subject heading of the email write ‘Submission – [the name of your book], [your name]’. In the email itself include a cover letter and contact information.

You must follow these guidelines otherwise your work will be deleted. If an editor is interested in your work, they will contact you directly via email. They do not contact authors who they are not interested in publishing, but they do allow simultaneous submissions. Average response times to the submissions they are interested in is around three months.

To learn more about submitting to them go here.


Bio: Emily Harstone is the pen name of an author whose work has been published internationally by a number of respected journals. She is a professional submissions adviser and spends much of her time researching manuscript publishers. You can follow her on Facebook here.

 

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