** Melanie Ostell Literary has closed its submission window until end February 2021. **

Please contact Melanie Ostell Literary (below) first to see if we’re interested in reading, and refer to the About page for what we’re looking for. Please don’t consider sending anything that hasn’t had three drafts. We’ll get back to you asap if we are interested and will likely request the following:

  • For fiction and memoir: at this preliminary stage only the first three chapters (approx. 50 pages) and a 300-word synopsis.
  • For narrative non-fiction: please send a chapter breakdown, two sample chapters (including chapter one) and your reasons for wanting to write this work.
  • A one paragraph bio with a focus on works published and writing experience.

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