Submissions

You’ve finished your manuscript and are wondering what to do next.
You’ve spent hours and hours on it ­– it’s your pride and joy!
You are looking to take the next step, to turn your dream into a reality…
…and you deserve the best.

We aim to publish the brilliant, the engaging and the unique, and can move with a speed and personal touch that bigger beasts in the publishing world simply wouldn’t dream of.

Our contracts are offered on a partnership basis. To submit your manuscript for our consideration, please email it to submissions@bluefalconpublishing.co.uk. Before submitting, we recommend that you read on for our FAQ’s.

FAQ’s

Partnership publishing – what does that mean?

We occupy the space between traditional publishing and self-publishing. Put simply, the main difference between us and a traditional publishers is that as the author, you bear some of the financial risk of publishing your book. Aside from that, many of our processes are the same as you would find working with a traditional publishing house – for example, marketing that doesn’t stop on the publication date of your book! For more information on the services we provide, see Publishing – The Process.

Securing a traditional publishing contract can be a notoriously difficult and lengthy process with no guarantee of success. We recognise that every person has their own unique motivation for wanting to become a published author. Some want to be the next big best-seller; others might want to leave a legacy for their children or grandchildren; several simply want to cross ‘I published a book’ off their bucket list. We believe that there is a space in the market for what we do – we provide a professional, comprehensive service to authors who want an alternative route to market.

The publishing sector is more varied today than it has ever been, and what works for one person might not work for someone else. That doesn’t mean it’s the wrong decision, just that it’s not right for them. We are happy to answer any questions you might have; we have nothing to hide! We promise to always be transparent and honest about what we do and how we do it, and we are confident that our high standards speak for themselves.

How much would it be?

Each book that we publish will be unique, with a distinctive set of requirements. If your book is self-illustrated, or you have sourced your own illustrator, your fee will be much lower. If illustrations are required the cost will vary depending on illustrator style, image complexity, number of illustrations, etc. If your manuscript knocks our socks off, we will be in touch with a bespoke package tailored for you which will state your contribution fee. We believe that we represent excellent value for money in our sector, and the cost will be lower than you think. If we offer you a contract, you are not under any obligation to accept, so you really have nothing to lose.

Do you publish all of your submissions?

To work with you, we need to be convinced your pride and joy has the potential to result in a brilliant book. We’re only ever going to print books we think are fantastic and seek reward and recognition for each title we publish.

Okay, I’m interested in finding out more. What next?

Submit your manuscript for our consideration and we will be in touch. If you have any further questions, include them in your submission email and we will respond to you.