Book Submission Guidelines

Unthank Books publishes literary fiction, genre fiction with a distinctive slant, non-fiction, short fiction collections and anthologies.

Unthank Cameo is an imprint for special projects and collaborations.

Submissions should be 80,000 words maximum.

We don’t publish poetry, children’s fiction, YA, erotica, scripts, and previously self-published work. We regret that at the moment we are only able to support UK based writers.

To submit, in the first instance, email us the first 50 pages and a synopsis and covering letter to

We are closed for submissions at the moment. Please sign up for our mailing list if you would like to be informed when we reopen.


  • We will entertain publishing any genre of story but are looking for stories with a distinctive slant, worldview or structure.
  • Have a look at previous Unthologies before submitting. All are reasonably priced on Kindle
  • We have no wordcount restrictions for short stories
  • We don’t accept previously published work
  • Please send only one story at a time and one per submission window
  • Please include a short biography
  • Please don’t send us a story if we’ve recently published you in the most recent Unthology
  • Stories should be emailed to Ashley Stokes at
  • Unthology is closed for submissions at the moment.

We are now open for submissions Unthology 10 will be published in July 2018.