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BDA Books is now accepting manuscript submisions, both by post and by email in the following genres:


  • General fiction;
  • Literary fiction;
  • Thrillers;
  • Crime fiction;
  • Current affairs;
  • True Crime; and

Non-fiction (i.e. educational or reference material) only in the field of law.

We do not accept manuscript submissions for:

  • Speculative fiction;
  • Romance;
  • Short story collections or anthologies;
  • Poetry;
  • Young Adult;
  • Children's picture books; and
  • Non-fiction (i.e. educational or reference material) other than in the field of law.

Authors wishing to submit manuscripts should download the Submission Guidelines (and read them carefully) before submitting their work:

  Fiction Submission Guidelines

   Non-fiction Submission Guidelines

Submissions by post can be sent to:

The Acquisitions Editor
BDA Books
PO Box 988

Submissions by email can be sent to:

Due to the volume of submissions and other time commitments, it takes approximately six to eight weeks for submissions to be assessed, and it may be longer at certain times of the year. No acknowledgement of receipt will be sent. Assessment is made in order of receipt. Authors will be advised in writing when your submission has been assessed and, if the submission is accepted, we will provide you with a contract to sign prior to proceeding any further with publication. Publication will not proceed until the contract is signed.

We recognize that an author will often query several literary agencies and publishing companies simultaneously. This is only fair, given the length of time it takes for most companies to evaluate an initial submission. However, once we begin to evaluate a complete manuscript or begin working with you to develop a work, we expect you to tell us if others are similarly engaged.