We’re always on the hunt for brilliant new writers.
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What do you publish?
We publish brilliant fiction of all types, whether it be literary or genre – sci-fi, YA, fantasy, crime, short stories, or whatever you’re having yourself. Please note that we don’t publish children’s books, history, poetry, memoir or non-fiction. If you’re a short story writer, please submit three sample stories. Please also note that you’ll have to have enough stories for a complete collection.
How do I submit?
Please email us at email@example.com. We’d like to see three chapters (they don’t have to be sequential), along with a synopsis. Please also send us a cover letter telling us a little about yourself and your influences. We currently accept submissions via email only.
Do you have a phone number I can call to ask questions?
Not right now, but email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as fast as we can.
When will I hear from you?
We work hard to give each manuscript the attention it deserves, but we also want to get back to writers as quickly as possible. We aim to respond to submissions within a month. If we like your work we’ll ask to see more, and the process will be lengthier. If you haven’t heard anything after 6 weeks, please email us.
Please note that Tramp Press is not involved in ‘vanity’ or self-publishing.
The Mysteries of the Submission Process
You probably already know that the writing life, even a writing life that consists of only the occasional hour snatched away from the job/home life/underground lair, is hard. If your work is published, it probably won’t get easier, and in either case it’s important to manage expectations. Like most publishers, Tramp Press will want to publish, on average, fewer than 1 manuscript in every 100. We can only suggest that you read constantly, and make sure that your work is complete and perfected before you submit it to us.
Some publishers prefer that you only submit your manuscript to them. We feel you should give your manuscript to a ton of people while you’re waiting for us to get back to you. We will probably reject your manuscript, and we’d like you to have some other options to be getting on with. Many publishing companies will only accept submissions through agents, but we believe that there are also brilliant, unrepresented writers out there. So, whether you have an agent or not, and even if you have submitted your manuscript to 50 other publishers, we’d really like to see your work.
In the meantime, if we can answer questions for you, please email us at email@example.com