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Submissions deadline: open

Orion Dash is the new digital-first, commercial fiction imprint at the Orion Publishing Group, one of the UK’s leading publishers. We publish the stories people want to read: the stories they can’t put down.

Dash is a boutique imprint that aims to create bestsellers by giving every one of our titles the focus and carefully crafted strategy they need. Moreover, we believe in building author brands, rather than one-off wins, an ambition we express with our multi-book contracts. We want to see all our authors succeed, and we do this with passion, digital know-how and unbeatable market knowledge.

The beauty of being digital-first is that it allows us to give readers exactly what they want when they want it. The advantage of being part of Orion is the agility with which we can move into other formats should there be demand, with the very best in the business working across all of our teams. Our ambition for our authors is limitless; the way we run Dash ensures that we can take every step with complete confidence.

We are on the hunt for page-turning commercial fiction across women’s fiction, romance, saga, historical, crime and thriller, and we’d love to see your work.

Please send us your synopsis and full manuscript to dashdigital@orionbooks.co.uk.

At Orion Dash, we’d like to see many more diverse voices in commercial fiction. If you are writing commercial fiction with characters that are BAME, LGBTQ+ and/or have disabilities, we want to hear from you!

Please note: we do not consider non-fiction, novellas, poetry, children’s, YA, essays, or short stories. Due to the sheer volume of submissions, we are currently unable to reply to all submissions at this time but will come back to you to register interest.

See here for further details.

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