Liberties Press Submissions Policy

There are approximately 100,000 new books published in English every year, with a further 600,000 self-published. In this environment, the publisher provides a unique service to the author: editorial, promotion and design work, as well as attention and care. Unfortunately, these things all have to be paid for – and the traditional retail book trade remains a challenging commercial environment. Liberties Press charges for submissions, as outlined below. Submissions should be in hard copy, with a minimum of three chapters (though preferably a full script), a synopsis, and a covering letter. A report, covering the content, writing style and marketability of the work, will then be prepared by Liberties.

We have a hard-earned reputation as an innovative and successful publisher. We receive hundreds of unsolicited submissions every year; we hope that authors will think carefully before submitting material to us, and to value the work that we do. We look forward to receiving your submission.

 

SUBMISSIONS Guidelines 

Liberties Press is committed to publishing high-quality work from new, emerging and established authors. We accept unsolicited submissions for non-fiction, poetry and fiction throughout the year. 

If you are planning to submit your work to Liberties Press, please note the following:

  • Liberties Press publishes for the Irish and international markets. Please take a moment to look at our list of titles to ensure that your work will be a good 'fit' for our list.  
  • We prefer hard-copy submissions. If you require a submission to be returned, please enclose a self-addressed envelope with correct return postage. 
  • Please do not send original photographs, documents or illustrations. We cannot accept responsibility for the loss of such items. 

 

Submission Requirements 

We require the following to be enclosed with submissions: 

  Non-Fiction 

  • Cover letter, including potential sales opportunities and sponsorship avenues
  • Full manuscript, or three sample chapters plus outline
  • Author biography, including details of any other published work and media experience
  • Fee of €295 (including VAT at 23%)

  poetry

  • Cover letter, including potential sales opportunities and sponsorship avenues
  • Full manuscript of collection
  • Author biography, including details of any other published work and media experience
  • Fee of €295 (including VAT at 23%)

  Fiction 

  • Cover letter, including potential sales opportunities and sponsorship avenues
  • Full manuscript, or three sample chapters plus outline
  • Author biography, including details on any other published work or media experience 
  • Fee of €495 (including VAT at 23%)