Written by Emily Harstone September 17th, 2020

VERVE BOOKS: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

VERVE BOOKS is the new digital-first imprint of No Exit Press. No Exit Press is one of the top UK-based mystery publishers, and they are not open to direct submissions, but VERVE BOOKS is.

They will focus on publishing crime, thriller and commercial fiction genres, with the focus being on character driven stories.

Digital-first means that the book will only be in print via print-on-demand services. They are offering advances, personal marketing plans, as well as experienced editing.

Because VERVE BOOKS is so new they have yet to create a track record of any kind, their website is simply their very basic submission guidelines.

But it is easy to get a feel for No Exit Press which is part of the Oldcastle Books Group. No Exit Press won the CWA Dagger, Best Crime and Mystery Publisher award in 2019. To learn more about No Exit, please go here.

VERVE BOOKS is one of the very rare presses that asks to see full manuscripts, when submitting. Make sure to follow all of their submission guidelines before submitting.

To learn more visit their website here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsThe 2019 Guide to Manuscript PublishersSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The Authors Publish Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Publishing.

She occasionally teaches a course on manuscript publishing, as well as a course on publishing in literary journals.

You can follow her on Facebook here.


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