Salt’s Return to the North Gathers Pace

Salt’s Return to the North Gathers Pace

Salt’s twenty-fifth year is being marked by a new editorial development with plans for an expansion of its dark northern fiction.

‘We have a successful strand to our fiction publishing that draws upon the dark, the Gothic and the uncanny, and we want to expand this part of our list, uniting it with our northern heritage,’ says Christopher Hamilton-Emery.

A significant number of Salt’s existing authors are based in the north of England and the company plans to attract more authors with a revised acquistions strategy.

‘Coming from Manchester, we felt it was time to refocus on the region,’ says Christopher. ‘We’ve moved the business back north and having done so we’re reshaping some existing relationships and giving this part of our list a new emphasis, moving it to the centre of our strategic plans for fiction.’

Will this mean the development of a new imprint? ‘No. I don’t really see this development working as a sub brand in that way – it’s a core part of what we do, and I want to leave the business some wiggle room in how this northern strand may develop,’ adds Christopher.

Submissions are open now on the Salt website.






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