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Submissions Call: Verve Books

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Submissions deadline: Open

Verve Books is a new dynamic digital only company, borne out of a love of  brilliant, page turning fiction and a passion for digital publishing. We launch author brands into the world with original stories that can’t wait to be told and we deliver high quality eBooks to readers who want the best books now.

Verve Books runs in parallel with Oldcastle Books, whose imprints include the award-winning crime fiction list No Exit Press. Verve Books offers authors not only many years of experience in traditional publishing, but also editorial and marketing expertise which is second to none. All authors will receive a quality editorial process and a bespoke marketing campaign, making it an ideal place to bring a story to life. Verve Books also pays an advance on publication.

Verve is open to submissions from published and unpublished authors of crime, thriller and commercial fiction. Each book project will be approached with vigour, spirit and enthusiasm. The list will be tightly curated, allowing focus to be paid to each title with a bespoke marketing and publicity campaign.

Submission Guidelines:

Verve Books is open to submissions from new and established authors.

We are looking for great stories in the crime, thriller and commercial fiction genres with strong narrative voices, well-drawn characters and page-turning plots.

In return we offer:

  • Quality editing and production by experienced industry professionals
  • An advance on publication
  • Highly competitive royalties
  • A bespoke marketing campaign

If you’re published by Verve Books, you can be sure to have a team of discerning editors and – most importantly – passionate readers, working hard to bring your novel to life. That way you can focus on what’s important – writing the next one!

If you’d like to submit to us, please just complete the form with a couple of lines about your book and yourself in the message box, and don’t forget to attach your manuscript!


We aim to get back to you within six weeks.

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