We accept unsolicited submissions, preferably in the form of an emailed
covering letter with attached synopsis and sample chapters. Please note that
we take on very few memoirs these days, no poetry or plays and no books on
sport, spirituality or self-help subjects. If in doubt, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone first to ascertain suitability. Posted
submissions should include a stamped addressed envelope.
We specialize in international literary fiction, not genre or popular
fiction; we do not publish children's books. At present we are taking on no
first novels or short stories. We prefer submissions to come via literary
agents or translators, as appropriate, preferably via email, as above. If in
doubt, email email@example.com or phone before submitting fiction. Mailed
submissions should be accompanied by a stamped addressed envelope.
Please address submissions to:
Peter Owen Publishers
20 Holland Park Avenue
London W11 3QU
We try to deal with proposals reasonably promptly, but, owing to the
size of the company and the large number of submissions we receive, authors
may have to be patient in waiting for a response.