Written by Emily Harstone November 5th, 2020

Gill Books: Now Accepting Manuscript Queries

Gill Books is one of Ireland’s leading publishers of content in terms of both the Primary and Secondary schools market, but they also publish nonfiction for adults. They accept proposals for adult nonfiction and children’s books.

They are a division of Gill Education and are based out of Dublin. They have good distribution within Ireland, and they do focus on books with Irish interests in mind, although they also publish books outside of that scope. They also have a committed marketing team and editorial staff.

To get a good feel for what they are currently publishing, please visit their catalogue here. Do not submit unless you feel like your book fits within their larger catalogue.

They ask that all proposals include the following components:

  • A descriptive outline or synopsis of the work highlighting any unique features (not more than 500 words)
  • A table of contents or chapter outline
  • Two sample chapters
  • A brief biography of you the author, with reference to your qualifications for writing the book and the connection to your potential audience
  • Phone and email contact information

Proposals are preferably submitted by email but can also be sent by post. They try to respond to all submissions within three months.

To learn more or to submit, please 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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