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Submission Guidelines

We regret that Guppy Books is unable to accept manuscripts from unagented/unpublished authors at the moment. However, we run an Open Submission Competition every year in May – please keep your eye on our website/social media for details.

NB: We do not publish children’s non-fiction or picture books.


Please contact Bella Pearson on for any general or editorial enquiries.


Michael O’Mara Books will be selling and distributing Guppy Books in the UK and export market – please contact Martina Ticic with any enquiries.

Michael O’Mara Books is an award-winning, independent publishing house known for their innovative and diverse non-fiction list, comprising best-selling biography, autobiography and lifestyle in addition to popular science and history. The company was set up thirty-three years ago and now, with a backlist of over a thousand titles, it is still a family firm, producing bestsellers and one hundred and fifty new books a year. Michael O’Mara’s children’s imprint, Buster Books, also publishes commercial children’s activity and reference titles, and in 2015 they launched an art-inspired imprint, LOM ART.

UK Distribution

Hachette UK Distribution
Hachette UK Distribution
Hely Hutchinson Centre
Milton Road
OX11 7HH
Tel: 01235 759 555

Foreign Rights

Sarah Pakenham, publisher of new picture book list Scallywag Press, sells translation rights for Guppy Books – please contact her for more information.

For US, audio and film rights, please contact Bella Pearson.


For any publicity enquiries, please contact Catherine Alport