Guppy Books


Between 9am Monday 11th May and 11.59 on Friday 15th May, Guppy Books will open its portholes to all unagented YA writers who have a novel to share.

Please email your submission to

To submit, please include the first three chapters (or 2000 words) of your YA novel, plus a synopsis. (It doesn’t to be precise, near this number will work perfectly.)

Please don’t worry too much/spend much time on the synopsis – we want to see it in order to get a sense of what happens in your story, but we would prefer work go into the novel itself!

Please email as a Word document. Entry is free. One submission per person.

We will shortlist down to a list of ten by June 15th, and a winner will be offered a contract with Guppy Books in the summer. A team of judges will be announced shortly.

Good luck!