Submissions

We welcome submissions from both new and previously published authors. Whether you have a finished manuscript or an idea, we are here to help.

All you need to do is send across the first 5 chapters of your manuscript, with a covering letter and synopsis. Your synopsis should be no longer than one page of A4.

If you haven’t yet finished the work but would like to know if it would be something we are interested in before completing then you are also welcome to send samples of the manuscript to us.

Please note, our submissions process is highly selective, and we will give feedback where a contract cannot be offered.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

In the first instance, please send the following:

  • A synopsis and the first 5 chapters of your manuscript
  • Word count (of complete manuscript)
  • Genre and target audience
  • Your name and contact details
  • Any relevant information about the author should also be included
  • Please send all material for review as a single Word document or PDF file format

ELECTRONIC VERSIONS ONLY
Electronic versions of your manuscript should be in one file and not separate files for each chapter or section. Use Microsoft Word format and 12pt Times New Roman font.


Send your submission

Please include your name and book title in the subject of the email.

N.B. The rights to your work remain yours even after submission. If you choose to withdraw your submission at any time during the selection, please let us know.


OUR PUBLISHING PROCESS


Once your full submission is received, it is considered for publication by an editor who will assess it’s content, subject matter and suitability under one of our imprints. 

If the editor considers the work to be appropriate for our lists, we will put forward an offer of publication, either under a traditional contract or a book production package.

Chartus.X will acknowledge the receipt of your manuscript. However, our reviewing process can take up to 8 weeks so please be patient.