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Darkwood Press was formed in August 2017 and is an independent publisher based in Scotland.


Darkwood Press wants to contribute to the better representation of neurodiversity in publishing. 


We currently have an open call for submissions until 8th December 2017.  We are looking for novel-length work in the following categories:

  • Children's fiction 5-8
  • Children's fiction 9-12
  • Children's fiction 12+

We'd like to see a covering letter plus the first 3 chapters and a synopsis as a minimum but if your manuscript is longer and meets our requirements, by all means send it.

Our requirements are linked to our aim; for this submission call we want pieces which contribute to the better representation of neurodiversity in fiction, either in terms of authorship, characters, or both.

Please therefore briefly state in your covering letter why you feel your submission supports this aim.

We are happy to receive submissions from agents or directly from authors.

Please email fiona@darkwoodpress.co.uk

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Darkwood Press

Ayrshire, Scotland