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Submission Guidelines

Manuscript Guidelines
We understand that some authors have initial ideas whereas others have full manuscripts. If you cannot provide all these items then include as much as you can.

We accept manuscripts across all genres and, importantly, without an agent. We don’t mind where you’re from and we accept manuscripts from anywhere in the world. Whether you are a new author or have been previously published, Olcan Press would like to hear from you. The review process may take up to six weeks but hang in there – you’ll also have an account manager to speak to. We will contact you once a decision has been reached and we’ll take it from there. 

When you first reach out, please include:

Your covering letter should include:

  • Your full name (and pseudonym if applicable)
  • Your postal address, telephone number, and email address (if you have one)
  • Any details of past writing experience
  • An estimated word count for your complete manuscript

Synopsis and manuscript

A synopsis is a brief overview, which can vary in length depending on the nature of your book, but generally it should not exceed 500 words. You will also need to include a copy of your full manuscript.

  • A synopsis of the book in question and complete manuscript if possible.
  • Word count (of complete manuscript) if you’ve completed it.
  • Genre and target audience.
  • Any experience or an audience that you currently speak to: YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or blog audience.
  • Any relevant information about the author you feel should be included.
  • Please send all material for review as a single Word document or PDF file format.

Electronic versions of your manuscript should be in one file and not separate files for each chapter or section. We recommend that you use Microsoft Word format and have the text in 11pt Times New Roman or Calibri font.

Printed copies should be on plain white A4 paper with a large margin all round (at least 4 cm) using 11pt Times New Roman font. It should be double spaced and printed on one side of the paper.

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