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Manuscript Submission

SUBMISSIONS  ARE NOW OPEN

Honno will be considering electronic submissions only – please do not post printed manuscripts.  Email submissions should be addressed to post@honno.co.uk

We look forward to reading your work.

Rydym yn dal  i dderbyn llawysgrifau yn y Gymraeg.

Submitting your work

Honno is always interested in receiving unsolicited work  but currently does not intend to publish  poetry, works for children, novellas or short story collections by a single author. Honno does publish full length works of fiction and non-fiction for adults (manuscripts of between 60,000 and 120,000 words).

Honno is open to all genres of fiction and is particularly interested in increasing the number of literary fiction, crime/thriller, commercial women’s fiction, science fiction and fantasy titles it publishes. Honno is also building a list of non-fiction works to include biography (untold tales of remarkable Welsh women, places and industries), memoir, nature and travel writing. For a good idea of the types of work Honno is interested in study the Books pages on this site and the Editor’s blog posts.

However, whatever kind of work you are submitting, please ensure that you meet Honno’s criteria (see ‘Submission guidelines’ below) BEFORE doing so.

Honno is keen to publish work that shows all sides of life in Wales, but will consider stories not set within Wales. Honno is a feminist publisher and that influences the kinds of work selected for publication.

 

Criteria for submission to/publication by Honno Press

Honno’s mission is to publish Welsh women writers – for the purposes of submission to Honno this means that you must be a woman born in Wales or resident in Wales at the time of submission. Honno also publishes titles of exceptional interest to women within Wales from writers who may not meet the first two criteria i.e. that they are female and that they are of Welsh birth or residence.

Should you not meet the above criteria but would like to be published within Wales the Books Council of Wales has a full list of contact details for Welsh publishing houses at http://www.wbti.org.uk/

 

Submission guidelines

When submitting your manuscript, in the first instance please email a synopsis and the first 50 pages of the work (and, no, it doesn’t matter if the sample ends mid-chapter or even mid-sentence) as a .docx Word document or .PDF. font size 12pt double line spacing. Please include the title of the work and your name in the document name. Please send the beginning 50 pages not a section from later in the book or a mix of the two.

Please note that all manuscripts are considered carefully. Honno aims to reply within three months of receipt however during very busy periods this may take up to six months. We appreciate your patience while we consider your work.

 

Submissions are open to all women writers. We would particularly like to encourage women from backgrounds under-represented in publishing. We are keen to hear from unagented, unpublished women writers in Wales, who may identify as Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group, LGBTQ+, disabled or other groups not traditionally represented in the industry. We accept submissions in both the Welsh and English languages.

 

Canllawiau ar gyfer cyflwyno teipysgrifau yn y Gymraeg 
Yn y lle cyntaf gofynnwn ichi gyflwyno crynodeb o’r gwaith cyfan a hefyd y 50 tudalen cyntaf o’r gwaith (a does dim bwys os yw’r sampl yn gorffen ar hanner pennod neu hyd yn oed ar hanner brawddeg)  fel dogfen .docx neu PDF. Os gwelwch yn dda, anfonwch y 50 tudalen cyntaf a dim darn o ganol y llyfr neu gymysgedd o’r ddau.

Rydym yn anelu at gyhoeddi un neu ddau lyfr yn y Gymraeg pob blwyddyn. Mae’r cylch wedi cau am eleni a byddwn yn ail-ddechrau derbyn llawysgrifau Cymraeg ym mis Ebrill 2022. Bydd mwy o wybodaeth ar gael yma yn nes at yr amser.
 

Mae cyflwyniadau’n agored i bob awdur benywaidd yng Nghymru yn y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg. Hoffem annog yn arbennig fenywod o gefndiroedd sydd heb gynrychiolaeth ddigonol mewn cyhoeddi nad oes ganddynt asiant, a’u gwaith eto heb ei gyhoeddi a fyddai’n nodi eu bod yn Bobl Dduon, Asiaidd neu o grŵp lleiafrifoedd ethnig, LGBTQ +, pobl anabl neu grwpiau eraill.

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