We publish around ten books each year. This means we have to be very selective. We want each book to be excellent and original, to open readers’ eyes to new experiences and new ways of seeing or understanding the world.

At present we are not accepting general fiction submissions because our annual competition is now open. First Drafts is organised by Myriad to uncover exceptional new voices. There are very few competitions for a work in progress and this is a brilliant opportunity for previously unpublished writers to have their work read by publishers and agents. The deadline is 30th June.

If you are writing a graphic novel, please follow the submissions guidelines below. Our graphic books encompass a diverse selection of viewpoints and frequently express unconventional and controversial opinions. They span a variety of genres including memoir, Graphic Medicine, documentary comics and fiction.

How to submit
If you feel your book might suit our list, please tell us why by email ( and attach a synopsis as well as a sample PDF (no larger than 10MB) and a link to the complete work.

We do not accept paper submissions and cannot return any materials posted to us.

If we decide that your submission is not suitable for Myriad, please remember that this is not necessarily a reflection on the quality or potential of your work but simply about its suitability for our list. We regret that we are no longer able to offer feedback on manuscripts if you are unsuccessful.