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Submissions Call: Merdog Books

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Submissions deadline: open

Merdog Books is an independent publisher based in Donegal, on the northwest coast of Ireland. The mythical merdog is a symbol of what excites us about literature. The raw power, beauty and danger of the sea is combined with the boundless curiosity of a dog unleashed along the shore. Merdog Books publishes fiction and non-fiction titles that reflect our love for powerful and affecting storytelling, and probing, persistent investigation of important issues.

Merdog Books are currently welcoming unsolicited submissions. Being mindful of our environment we ask that you submit your work via email to submissions@merdogbooks.com

Fiction Submissions

Please send an email briefly introducing yourself and your book. The following attachments are essential (Word or PDF only):

  • A cover letter introducing yourself in a little more detail, with reference to previous publications, if applicable. Please also tell us about the writers / works that influence and inspire you.
  • A short synopsis of your proposed book.
  • Three consecutive chapters from any point in the book.
  • We look forward to receiving fiction submissions from all genres but are very excited to see works from the thriller and YA genres.

Non-Fiction

Please send an email briefly introducing yourself and your book. The following attachments are essential (Word or PDF only):

  • A cover letter outlining your professional background and / or expertise in the field of your proposal.
  • An outline (one page maximum) of your book emphasising the contribution to knowledge / public debate that it will make.
  • A full Table of Contents including chapter titles.
  • Examples of your non-fiction writing (2-3 chapters of the proposed book or 2-3 published or unpublished articles or chapters from another project).
  • We look forward to receiving non-fiction submissions from all genres but are very excited to see proposals in the fields of history, current affairs, and Irish studies.