Written by Emily Harstone October 8th, 2019

Piccadilly Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED MARCH 31st 2021: They are no longer considering direct submissions.

Piccadilly Press is an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, one of the biggest publishers in the UK. They focus on publishing work for kids between the ages of 8-12. None of their other imprints are not open to unsolicited submissions, but Piccadilly is.

They focus on publishing middle grade readers primarily. The books they publish cover a wide variety of genres and include series’.

They focus on publishing fun, family orientated fiction. You can get a good feel for what they publish by browsing their catalog. They publish a lot of books each year, they have excellent distribution in the UK, and they generally have wonderful covers. Their website is easy to navigate but there are a few formatting errors.

They aren’t much for submission guidelines. They only ask that you submit the entire manuscript along with a full synopsis (no word counts given) to the email address listed here. They prefer Word and PDF files. Make sure to include all of your contact information.

The email address they list is the same one for the few other imprints where they have open and general inquiries. Make “submissions to Piccadilly Press” the subject of your email.

They note that they only respond to submissions they are interested in, although they read all submissions. I would give them three months to respond and then consider your work rejected. They allow simultaneous submissions, which is good.

To learn more go here.

Bio: Emily Harstone is the pen name of an author whose work has been published internationally by a number of respected journals. She is a professional submissions adviser and spends much of her time researching manuscript publishers. You can follow her on Facebook here.


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