New Island Books - 25 Years a-Growing



Thanks for your interest in submitting to New Island. We are currently closed for submissions.

Please note: no submissions sent during this time will be read or replied to. Please check back at a later date, or keep an eye on our social media for updates. 

Generally, we seek submissions in the following areas:

Fiction: Novels, Novellas and Short Stories

Poetry & Drama

Non-Fiction: History, Biography, Memoir & Autobiography and Essays.

If you have a piece of work that you feel would suit our list, please follow the submissions guidelines below.

We ONLY accept submissions if they adhere to the following guidelines:

  1.  Submissions are sent by email to: editor[AT]
  2.  Submissions emails should include a cover note explaining the origins of the submission, the reason why the author has chosen New Island, as well as the following:
    • a short author biography with links to social media profiles, websites, etc (if any exist) as a Word document (.doc or .docx) attachment;
    • a one-page synopsis of the book as a Word document (.doc or .docx) attachment;
    • Either three sample chapters, or six poems, (and, if Non-Fiction, a chapter breakdown) as a Word document (.doc or .docx) attachment.


Please keep in mind the following:

  • We do not publish children’s or young adult books.
  • We will not accept submissions of books that have been previously self-published, or sequels to books that have previously been self-published.
  • New Island will not enter into discussions concerning unpublished work.
  • Each submission is reviewed carefully by a member of our editorial team. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, however, it is not possible to comment on each submission individually.
  • Please allow up to four months to receive a response.