Thank you for your interest in getting published by Ouida Books.

To submit your work, send an email with the subject heading “Submissions: [title of your work]”  to

  • In your query letter (in the body of the email), introduce yourself. Please tell us everything you think we ought to know about the work in question. Consider mentioning why you think you are best placed to write this work .
  • File 1: A one-page synopsis of the work you are submitting in Microsoft Word. Please include all major plot points in your synopsis, including spoilers.
  • File 2: A sample of the work in question. This should be the first 3 chapters, or the first 50 pages, or the first 10,000 words, whichever is longer.

Please ensure that your submissions is traditionally formatted. Send your manuscript sample in double-spaced, indented paragraph, left-justified only, serif font (we prefer Times New Roman) text on A4.

Ouida Books ensures that all submissions are read. However, due to the large volume of manuscripts that we anticipate, it is unlikely that we will reply within ten days of receiving your manuscript. We will send a short email to acknowledge receipt.

Ouida Books is not accepting unsolicited poetry submissions or plays.