Submissions Guidelines

If you have a work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry that you strongly believe would suit our list, please post a synopsis and three sample chapters, or half a dozen poems, with some biographical information about yourself (including contact details), a stamped addressed envelope (should you wish the material returned) and a brief explanation of why you have chosen to submit your work to Birlinn to:
Submissions (Fiction), Submissions (Non-Fiction), OR Submissions (Poetry)
Birlinn Ltd
West Newington House
10 Newington Road
Edinburgh
EH9 1QS
Please note:
•We are not currently accepting submissions of romantic fiction, science fiction or short stories.
•We do not accept submissions by fax, email or on disk.
•Due to the extremely high volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond to all submissions, though each one is considered by our editorial department.
•If you have not heard from us within twelve weeks then your submission has not been successful.
•Always keep a copy for yourself as we are unable to return submissions without a SAE.
All material submitted to Birlinn is treated as confidential.
Please note that due to the large number of submissions we receive, it may take us up to three months to reply to you.