Thank you for considering Salt for your novel

Salt publishes around 20 books of contemporary British fiction a year. We have a small, dedicated team of commissioning editors who can each only consider and develop a handful of titles. Because of this, we’re sorry to say we cannot accept unsolicited submissions directly from writers.

We are happy to receive submissions through your agent. We are also happy to consider novels personally recommended to us by existing Salt authors. Before arranging to submit, do please carefully consider the following points:

  • are you familiar with our list and feel confident that your novel suits us?
  • are you comfortable with actively collaborating in marketing your title and working with others in the book trade to make your book a success?
  • are you happy and able to give public readings, provide interviews and help booksellers with signings and events?
  • are you present in the UK for at least six months of each year?
  • are you confident you have the personal time available to support your work once it is in the public domain?

Please note that we are no longer commissioning adult or children's poetry, biography or autobiography, memoirs, plays or literary critical works. We do not publish illustrated books. We do not reissue self-published eBooks.

If you are looking for more information about agents and publishing in general, try Writers&Artists: The Insider Guide to the Media. Additionally, we recommend:

For manuscript assessment and editorial advice, you might also consider services like The Literary Consultancy.

If you are looking for a British poetry publisher, we recommend you try Bloodaxe Books or Carcanet Press.

If you are trying to develop your own writing, we recommend:

We wish you every success with your novel and all your writing.

    Last updated 19th November 2015