Submission Guidelines


Black Inc. is happy to consider proposals for general non-fiction, including history, current affairs, biography and memoir, and for fiction. Black Inc. does not accept unsolicited proposals for poetry or children’s books. Please take a look around our website to get a sense of the range of books we publish.

Please note that we do not accept submissions by post. Owing to the number of submissions we receive, we cannot discuss submissions by telephone or in person, and we cannot provide detailed editorial feedback.

If you would like us to consider your work for publication, please send an email to containing:

  • A short (up to 1000-word) synopsis of your work
  • An indication of the total word count of your manuscript
  • A list of your previous publications and any other relevant information about yourself
  • Attached as a Word document, your complete manuscript

For non-fiction only, if the manuscript is not yet complete, please send a proposed chapter outline and a sample chapter.

We aim to respond to all submissions within twelve weeks.