Handheld Press: Accepting Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone

Important: Read This Before Submitting Your Manuscript

Seven common manuscript submissions mistakes that are very easy to avoid.

UPDATED NOVEMBER 20TH, 2020: They have temporarly closed to any new submissions because of the deluge of submissions related to this review. Please do not submit.

Handheld Press is a UK-based press that is currently open to submissions of reprints (books that were traditionally published but have since gone out of print), and works of research-based nonfiction. They plan to reopen to contemporary fiction and personal nonfiction in 2021, so if you are reading this review at a later date, you can check to see if they’ve reopened.

You can get a good feel for what they publish here. They have good distribution in the UK, and their books can be purchased internationally online.

They have specific forms that are PDF formatted to download and fill out, in terms of submitting your research-based book, or reprint. Make sure that the work you are submitting meets all their carefully outlined requirements. Do not submit your work if it does not meet their requirements.

They respond to most submissions within three months and you are welcome to query after that.

To learn more about submitting, visit their website here.


Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2020 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish.

You can follow her on Facebook here.

 

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