Submissions - The Borough Press


Hello! And welcome to our submissions page!

We are currently running an Open Submission period for writers from underrepresented backgrounds. To enter, you must be from a lower socio-economic background, and/or of Black, Asian or minority ethnic background. If you fit the entry criteria, we’d love to hear from you! 

Each submission should contain:
a) The first three chapters or fifty pages, in either case no more than 10,000 words, of a novel with sequential page numbering included, with the first page being the title page;
b) Synopsis of whole book*, including the complete plot and the story’s end (maximum 500 words); a one paragraph summary of the book; a short list of the main characters; and
c) Author biography, to include any blogs and/or social media information, any creative writing courses attended, short stories published, prizes won, literary or media mentors and contacts, etc. (maximum 1 page). Entrants should also include their ethnicity and the occupation of the highest earner in their household when they were age 14.
Please consult our Terms and Conditions and our Entry Criteria document for full details.