Jo Fletcher Books is an imprint of Quercus Publishing, an Hachette UK company.
Jo Fletcher Books is a specialist science fiction, fantasy and horror imprint, but as Jo’s own personal tastes in fiction have always been so wonderfully eclectic, and as the field of imaginative literature is so incredibly wide, Jo Fletcher Books is going to be as broad a church as possible, hopefully publishing something for everyone.
Jo Fletcher Books currently accepts unsolicited submissions, but only by email. If you wish to submit, please email the first 10,000 words, or the first three chapters of your novel to firstname.lastname@example.org in the following format:
Font: Times New Roman
Font size: 12
Please include a brief covering letter in the body of the email, and a short synopsis (no longer than one page) in a separate attachment.
Please note the following:
We only accept submissions that can be categorized as Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror. If your novel does not fall into any of these genres it will not be considered.
We do not accept short stories or novellas.
We do not publish children’s books. We will consider YA, but only if it can be classed as YA/Adult crossover.
We accept manuscripts that have been previously self-published as long as the author is happy to let all rights revert to us on signature of any contract.
Jo Fletcher Books is not an agency, but a publishing house. If you are looking for representation we recommend you use The Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook, which contains a comprehensive and up-to-date list of agents currently taking on new authors
We get a great many submissions, so it is not possible to respond to everyone individually, and we do not give feedback. If you have not heard from us within six months, please assume you have been unsuccessful in this instance.
Agents: please note this email address is for unsolicited submissions only.