Spotlight Books: call for book submissions

Closed for 2019. In partnership with New Writing South and Myriad Editions, Spotlight Books have launched an open call for:

  • unpublished poets and fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds—those who face barriers due to mental health, disability, identity or social circumstance.
  • Manuscripts of fiction (8-10,000 words) and poetry (40-45 pp. at 20 lines/page)
  • Deadline: 24 February 2019
  • For more information and how to enter, please see

Six writers will be selected and supported to polish their manuscripts and further their careers, and be published in individual short books with worldwide distribution.