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All you need to know about how to send your submission to us.

All you need to do is send across the full manuscript of your work, with a covering letter stating your name, title of your work and genre with a short 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.

We require 5 poems as a sample and then if they pass the initial review, we would request at least 25 to make a collection. The minimum word count is 10,000 words or 24 pages with illustrations.

Please always try to submit a digital copy of your work, preferably as one single document in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Our editorial team will undertake a comprehensive review of all work that is submitted to us.

At Olympia Publishers we work with the hybrid publishing model and offer two types of publishing contracts:

Hybrid publishing contract

This offer is based on a contribution, to be paid by the author, to cover initial production and printing of the work. Marketing costs are incurred by us as your publisher.

Traditional contract

This is where no costs are incurred by the author and the whole cost for producing, publishing and marketing the work is covered by us.

Ways to submit

  • We consider submissions from a wide range of genres, both fiction and non-fiction; from memoirs and biographies to science fiction and fantasy.

    We do not accept academic works, sheet music, joke books or foreign language books.

    Before submitting read about our requirements and process below.

  • Submit Online

    A quick and simple way to submit to us is by using our online submission form, just click below to begin.

    Submit Online

  • Email

    Please include your name and book title in the subject of the email and send us the following:

    1. A synopsis of the book

    2. A covering letter

    3. The full manuscript

All you need to know

Written in English?

We only accept submissions written in English language.

We are only able to consider one submission at a time during the editorial process.

TIP: Always use a font that is legible and easy to read. Garamond or Times New Roman are preferred, whereas fonts such as Comic Sans and Broadway are not encouraged.

6 weeks review process

Your submitted manuscript will be reviewed by our Submissions Editor who will get in touch with you with their feedback. This process can take up to 6 weeks. This timeframe can vary depending on the time of the year.

At Olympia we pride ourselves on our responsive nature. We confirm the receipt of all submissions and inform you of our decision regarding them.

Incomplete manuscript?

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.

Some useful tips

There is no need to double space your work.

Submissions process FAQs

What genres do you accept?

We accept almost all genres apart from scientific or educational works.

Do we accept foreign language submissions?

We only accept submissions written in English. We do however accept submissions from all countries as long as they are written in English.

Is there a particular font and size I should use?

We do prefer to have all manuscripts written in Times New Roman, size 12.

How long does it take it hear back from us after submitting the manuscript?

It usually takes between 4-6 weeks to hear back from us. But this time scale can vary depending on how busy it is – for example,
Christmas time is always very busy for us. Regardless of the outcome, we always respond.

Do you accept poetry?

We do indeed!

When do we discuss rights, royalties, copies and covers?

Queries regarding royalties and rights will be answered by editorial team and accounts. The printed copies and cover questions will all be answered during the production stage.

Whom shall I contact during the submissions review process?

The submissions team will be looking over your book and deciding whether it would be a book we are willing to publish. We do often receive lots of emails asking for updates in our decision. Unfortunately, we can not hurry the review process. We do get back to every submission. Once you hear from us, you’re more than welcome to speak to the team member who has contacted you.

Do I need an agent to send my manuscript?

No, you do not need an agent to submit to us. We treat authors and agents with the same respect.

Can I submit my manuscript again if I have been rejected once?

The work that was rejected can be submitted after one year – this is due to the ever-changing market. However, you’re more than welcome to submit a different piece of work to us.

We do not accept

‐ Handwritten work.
‐ Photographs of the work.
‐ Hardcopy work.

Please note, manuscripts should not be sent in separate files.

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