NORTHERN CRIME WRITERS
Do you have a story to tell?
Interesting characters you'd like to share?
Or a unique voice?
Northodox Press is a new forward-thinking publisher eager to
work with writers from Northern England.
We are exclusively interested in Crime Fiction for our initial releases. Whether that’s cosy crime, capers, private detective, police procedurals, legal and courtroom dramas, or your unique twist. All with northern locations or northern characters.
Submit a 5000-word extract or your opening three chapters, along with a blurb and a short author bio of no more than 200 words to
We look forward to hearing from you.
Please submit your manuscript as a Word doc or PDF in a serif font (e.g. Times New Roman)
Please format your manuscript to single line spacing at 12 point font size
- In addition, provide a short synopsis of the novel, plot, and characters
- (And) an author bio of more than 200 words.
DO YOU ACCEPT PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED NOVELS?
Yes, as long as you retain the UK and Commonwealth rights to your novel. If it has been previously published with another publisher or have self-published and the rights have reverted back to the author. This also means that the novel is not available for sale through any retailer in any format. Please stipulate these circumstances when submitting.
CAN I SUBMIT MULTIPLE MANUSCRIPTS AT THE SAME TIME?
Yes, we are open to multiple submissions at the same time. Please offer a short synopsis for each submission.
WHAT KIND OF CONTRACTS DO YOU OFFER?
We offer digital-first contracts, meaning that we publish the ebook ahead of the paperback edition. No advances are paid to our authors, instead, we pay high ebook royalties and standard paperback royalties on net sales.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO PUBLISH A NOVEL?
Northodox Press is not a publishing service, we will not ask you to pay any money towards the publication of your novel. All editorial, cover design, sales, and distribution, etc. are provided by the publisher at no cost to the author.