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 or contact us by telephone 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We specialize in international literary fiction, not genre or popular fiction; we do not publish children’s books.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, in the form of a covering letter with attached synopsis and sample chapters.

If in doubt, email or contact us by telephone before submitting fiction. Posted submissions should be accompanied by a stamped addressed envelope.


Please address submissions to:

Antonia Owen
Editorial Director
Peter Owen Publishers
81 Ridge Road
London N8 9NP

We try to deal with proposals reasonably promptly, but, owing to the small size of the company and the large number of submissions we receive, authors may have to be patient in waiting for a response.

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