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Trade information

Our books are distributed in the UK by Booksource, 50 Cambuslang Road, Cambuslang, G32 8NB, www.booksource.net. For trade discounts and other queries, please contact lesley@kohlpublishing.com.

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To submit your manuscript, please see below for our submissions policy.

Submissions

We define our books as ‘original, intelligent literary fiction for the modern woman’. We’re looking for novels that break literary rules, ooze originality, blur genre boundaries, and include multi-dimensional female characters. Women are complex, intelligent and sophisticated creatures; our literary incarnations should reflect this!

Kohl are currently accepting manuscripts at submissions@kohlpublishing.com. Please check the instructions below for how to send your work. We aim to respond within 3 months, but at busy periods this can be much longer. If we are taking a long time to respond (more than 3 months), feel free to ask us for an update.

Please send:

  • Your complete manuscript of outstanding women’s literary fiction (Word doc or PDF, in one continuous document, not as one document per chapter)
  • A brief synopsis (150–200 words)
  • Your biography or your writing history (if you don’t have any other writing accomplishments, just tell us what you do and where you’re from)
  • A list of any other publications

Please, please don’t send:

  • Chick-lit manuscripts (we don’t have anything against chick-lit, but it’s not what we’re looking for)
  • Poetry
  • Non-fiction
  • Children’s books
  • Photos (naked or clothed)
  • Illustrations or ‘cover art’
  • Books that have already been self-published as e-books

Kohl treats all submissions as confidential and deletes the files from our server once we have responded to you.