Sandstone Press


Submissions must be made electronically. Please do not post hard copy submissions to the office.

For 2018 we are looking for
FICTION for adults which is literary and/or speculative.
NON-FICTION in these subject areas: outdoor sport/activity; popular science; literary biography

We welcome discussion with agents. Please contact us directly, outlining the book proposed and giving a brief biography of the writer, including their publishing history.

Before submitting:

• Look what we publish before deciding whether your work is suitable for us
• Complete the submission form which can be downloaded below
• Write a short covering email to introduce yourself and your work
• Attach the submission form, a synopsis and up to 5,000 words of your book, including the first chapter, as Word documents

• Send us more than one book at a time
• Post hard copy to the office
• Include photographs or drawings
• Paste the submissions form, synopsis or chapters into the body of an email
• Submit poetry, drama, novellas or any works literature for children

Submissions which do not follow these guidelines may not be considered.

It’s much appreciated if work is submitted in the following format:
• One and a half spacing
• Calibri, Times New Roman or a similar plain font
• Indent for new paragraph
• No additional line spaces between paragraphs or lines of dialogue
• Line space to mark new section – no indent at beginning of new section
• Normal margins

SEND submissions by email to Kay Farrell at

We always acknowledge receipt of scripts. We try to respond promptly and will let agents and authors know if a text is being sent to an external Reader for a preliminary assessment. It may take several months for us to make a final decision about a book. Please contact us again if you get no reply.

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