We are currently focusing on commercial books for young adults (16+) and adults written by under-represented voices only #ownvoices

We love books that are plot driven with relatable characters.

We are not open to non-fiction, picture books or children's or middle-grade books. 

We have an open submission policy. This means you don't need an agent to submit to us. Hashtag BLAK is an imprint of Hashtag Press.



Please send us the following  to 

1. The first three chapters of your manuscript, in font Times New Roman, font size 12, double spaced. Just the first 3 chapters regardless of how long or short they are.

2. A one-page (maximum) author biography including social media links.

3. A pitch - just a couple of sentences, like a blurb of the book or elevator pitch. Imagine you find yourself in a lift with one of us - what would you tell us about your book that would make us want to contact you again once you get out of the lift?

4. A synopsis - tell us your story line, crucial parts in the story and the ending.

If we are interested in your book we will be in touch within eight weeks.

If you don't hear from us unfortunately it's a no. We may be able to offer feedback and if we can, we will.

We will not read any submissions that do not follow our guidelines. We don't accept submissions via DM.

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Co-director Abiola Bello


Co-director Helen Lewis