You can send an initial query/submission to Melanie Ostell Literary here, though this portal won’t be monitored from 8 December 2023 to 29 January 2024 inclusive.

But before you get in touch, perhaps take a listen to this interview on The Garrett, posted May 2022. It may be helpful. And please don’t share sample pages until the mss is ready. Indeed, only send fiction that has had multiple drafts. Ensure you include your full name, email and phone number, cover letter – including one paragraph bio with works published and writing experience, draft number, word count and genre. And please indicate if this is a multiple submission.


If you wish to quote from the text of an author, please email all details for the permission to be approved and note that a charge may apply.