Submissions

We are always looking for new and exciting voices within commercial fiction. We want books that are absorbing, immersive and compelling.

We receive a high volume of submissions, so we may take some time to reply – but please know we appreciate your interest in working with us, and will get back to you as soon as we can.

What we're looking for

Genres

  • Saga: historical novels about families facing adversity, generational series and women finding love
  • Action: military thrillers, spy and espionage, conspiracy thrillers
  • Adventure: historical adventure, mythical retellings, historical fantasy
  • Escape: romance, romantic comedy, exotic locations
  • Commercial women's fiction: issues led narratives, moral dilemmas 
  • Crime and psychological thrillers: cosy crime, police procedural, amateur sleuth, murder mystery, hardboiled

Within these genres we are especially looking for submissions from marginalised voices, including but not limited to: BAME people; LGBTQIA+ people; people living in underrepresented cultures, religions, socioeconomic backgrounds, countries; people who are neurodiverse and/or disabled; people living with mental health conditions; and more.


Please note: We do NOT accept YA, children's, poetry, non-fiction, short stories, literary fiction. We're afraid we can't reply to submissions that fall within these genres.

How to submit

Please send a synopsis, a full manuscript (if available) and details about you and your work to submissions@canelo.co