Honno will be considering electronic submissions only – please do not post printed manuscripts. Email submissions should be addressed to email@example.com
We look forward to reading your work.
Rydym yn dal i dderbyn llawysgrifau yn y Gymraeg.
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.
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/
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 We are keen to hear from unagented, unpublished women writers in Wales, who may identify as Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group, LGBTQ+, disabled or other groups not traditionally represented in the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.
Mae tri dyddiad cau y flwyddyn ar gyfer cyflwyno teipysgrifau yn y Gymraeg: Ionawr 1, Mai 1 a Medi 1. Byddwn yn anelu i ymateb o fewn tri mis o’r dyddiad cau ond gall gymryd hirach gan mai gwirfoddolwyr ydy aelodau’r isbwyllgor a fydd yn darllen y teipysgrifau. Gofynnwn ichi fod yn amyneddgar tra’r ydym yn ystyried eich gwaith.
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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