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Tinder Press Launch Campaign For Unagented Manuscripts

Article by Derek Flynn © 20 January 2015.
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Headline imprint Tinder Press will celebrate two years of publishing by opening submissions for unagented manuscripts for two weeks in March.

Tinder Press publisher Mary-Anne Harrington said ‘Since we launched Tinder Press with the publication of Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell, we’ve had a huge amount to celebrate, and 2015 is already shaping up to be an exciting year, with new novels from Patrick Gale and Sarah Winman.

‘At Tinder Press we are committed to finding the freshest literary voices, and the time seems right for us to reach out directly to authors at an early stage in their careers. This business is all about discovering new talent, so we’re hoping to be surprised and delighted, and that at the end of the day we’ll find an author we can go on to work with in the future.’

Tinder Press have partnered with The Reading Agency to launch the campaign, which will be promoted to libraries and readers during the submission period with posters and flyers offered to participating libraries. The Reading Agency will also promote the offer to reading groups through its Reading Groups for Everyone website.

‘Knowing the close connection libraries have with writers, we are delighted to be partnering with Tinder Press to bring a unique opportunity like this to library audiences and reading groups.’ – Karen Brodie, head of publisher relations at The Reading Agency.

From 2nd to 15th March, the imprint will be open to accept fifty pages, an outline and an author biography from previously unpublished writers of fiction. Short stories will be considered, in addition to novels.

All entered books must be complete, and written in English. Submissions will be read by the imprint’s editors. Full manuscripts may then be requested, and selected authors will have the opportunity to meet with one of the Tinder Press editors.

More information can be found at www.tinderpress.co.uk

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Derek Flynn runs Writing.ie's SongBook blog, and is an Irish writer and musician. He has a Masters in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. He’s been published in a number of publications, including The Irish Times, and his fiction was featured in 'Surge', an anthology of new Irish writing published by O’ Brien Press with the aim of showcasing “the very best of the next generation of Irish authors”. Online he can be found at his writing/music blog – ‘Rant, with Occasional Music’ – and on Twitter as @derekf03