David Fickling Books is a story house, and we only publish 12-20
titles a year. We are a small outfit with a worldwide reputation!
Since going independent we have been overjoyed and overwhelmed
by the incredible number of fantastic manuscripts that have flitted,
floated and over-flowed through our door (over one hundred a week,
Don't stop, we love seeing new work. We adore stories for all ages,
in both text and pictures. Quality is our watchword.
However, we're a tiny little team here and although we carefully
read everything sent in and honour the huge amount of work we
know every single one has taken to get to us, I'm afraid we just
can't get back to everyone.
So, if you haven't heard from us within 3 months, please
assume we have decided not to publish your work.
- Please send us just the first 3 chapters of your writing. Don't
worry, if we're eager to see more, we'll definitely be in touch!
- Submissions should be clearly labelled with your full name
and contact details, written in English, typed, double
line-spaced, and with numbered pages.
- Furthermore, we will no longer be able to send work
back to anyone (even if you do enclose a stamped addressed
envelope, it takes a lot of time to fill envelopes!).
Please email your work as an attachment to:
(or post to David Fickling Books, 31 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2NP)