The Blue Nib

Submitting to Blue Nib Press

As well as publishing online and in our quarterly magazine, The Blue Nib accept and publish a limited number of full length works each year. We accept proposals for exceptional literary fiction or poetry. If you feel you have work that is a fit for us then send a query letter to [email protected] 

Do not send complete manuscripts in the first instance but do include a small sample of you work. 

  • The first 5000 words of a full length novel
  • 5-10 poems of a full collection
  • two sample stories of a collection

Please include details of previous publishing history and any other relevant information. 

Publishing is an expensive and time consuming business so we want to invest our time and money not only with talented writers, but those who are willing and able to be proactive when it comes to marketing their own work, please keep this in mind before sending a query. 
If we do work together then you can be sure of commitment and support from our small team of editors and staff.