Special promotion - get in touch to find out how you can receive a complimentary upgrade to our Platinum service when you sign a publishing contract this summer!

We welcome manuscripts in all genres and accept submissions via email, WeTransfer, memory stick, CD or hard copy by post.

Please provide a comprehensive synopsis with your manuscript so that we fully understand your work and intent prior to reading it.

Please do not send us the only hard copy of your manuscript or images, as we cannot be held responsible if they go missing in the post.

An author's initial approach to us should include the following: A covering letter and a full manuscript together with a synopsis and a final word count: this enables us to fully assess your manuscript. Please note that there is no fee involved in submitting your book to be considered for publication. Note, we will not be able to continue with a reading and critique without a covering letter, including full name and postal address.

Submissions are also accepted by email to Mrs Rachel Hutchinson, Acquisitions Editor  Again, manuscripts will only be considered if provided with a covering letter.

Unlike most other publishers, we provide a full, in-depth critique of your manuscript, at no cost, by experienced writers and editors.

If you would like to submit your manuscript by post please include your name, address and other contact details, specify the method by which you would like to be contacted in the covering letter and tell us how you heard about Melrose Books. Please include a stamped, addressed envelope if you would like your manuscript to be returned.

Send your postal submission to:

Mrs Rachel Hutchinson
Melrose Books
St Thomas’ Place

Or, fill in the form below and submit your manuscript via this website.  

Max. file size: 5Mb. Be aware of possible long upload durations.

We aim to contact everyone who sends us a manuscript within 48 hours. If you have not heard back from us within three days of submission then please contact Rachel Hutchinson on 01353 646608 or