Written by Emily Harstone March 14th, 2024

One More Chapter: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATE March 19th, 2024: After significant submission cap issues the portal is up and running again.

One More Chapter, HarperCollins UK’s award-winning digital-first publisher, is currently open to submissions. They focus on publishing commercial fiction. Because they are a digital-first publisher, even though they are based in the UK, their eBooks and audiobooks are accessible globally.

They are currently open to the following genres:

  • Crime & Thriller
  • Historical
  • Romance (spicy, romantic suspense, romantic comedy, erotica)
  • Contemporary
  • YA/Crossover/Adult Fantasy
  • Romantasy
  • Horror

You can get a feel for what they’ve published in the past by going to their main page here. You can learn more about their editors here.

The one section of their website that I found lacking was the fact that they never fully explain what they mean by digital-first, because the term has been used by publishers and imprints over the years to mean many things. Sometimes it would mean that the book would only be available in print format later on if a certain number of copies were sold, other times print publication were guaranteed  but print on demand only.

Please keep this in mind if you only want to work with a publisher that will print your book, although as an eBook publisher, it’s clear they do a good job in terms of marketing and sales.

To read their full submission guidelines, please visit their Submittable page here. At the time of this update they are open to submissions and have not yet announced a closing date.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2023 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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