Submission Guidelines

Chaffinch Press welcome submissions of poetry and literary fiction from authors in all countries during our open submissions window.

Before submitting to Chaffinch Press, please be sure to read our Commitment to Authors page

Kindly,

Note the following:

Chaffinch Press publish poetry and literary fiction  only. If your work falls into these or related genres, and it is complete and final, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit only one manuscript at a time.

All our correspondence is conducted via email. Please do not send us hard copy manuscripts.

Due to the number of submissions we receive, we are unable to offer detailed feedback on each manuscript. If you require an independent manuscript assessment, you may like to contact your local writers’ centre or consider our manuscript assessment services, though this in no way guarantees publication.

Submissions should consist of 

  • Three consecutive chapters of a completed novel.
  • Three short stories or ten poems from a completed collection. 
  • A query letter outlining the details of the work and the audience it is intended for. 
  • If you are submitting a novel, please include a chapter synopsis as part of your query.
Submissions should be emailed to [email protected]