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The Guppy Open Submission Week has arrived – plus read all about Jaclyn Moriarty and her writing processes

The portholes of Guppy Books are open to all unagented and unpublished middle-grade writers who have a novel to share!

Please email your submission to between 9am Monday 7th June and 6pm Friday 11th June 2021 (GMT).

Please include the first 2000 words of your middle-grade novel, plus a synopsis, preferably as a Word attachment. Entry is free, although we would ask you to support Guppy Books as an independent publisher by buying a Guppy book from any bookshop or online store.

We will be announcing a longlist in early July, a shortlist in late July, and a winner will be offered a contract with Guppy Books in the autumn. Please keep an eye out on social media and our website for confirmation of future dates.

We are also thrilled that Jaci Moriarty has completed a Q&A about her own writing and publishing processes – please see below and the very best of luck to you all!