Open Submissions period:

We are open for submissions of adventure novels for upper middle-grade and young adult readers (readers 11 and up) for one month only, from Monday October 9 to Monday November 6. Submissions received after the closing date will not be read.

Please read the following instructions carefully.

We are looking for fabulous adventure novels, of any kind, whether historical, contemporary, fantasy, realism, mystery, etc. We’re looking for gripping plots, strong characters, vivid atmosphere, and great writing: books that will make us want to read well into the night! Word range guide: 40,000—90,000 words.

In the first instance, please send, by email only, a short synopsis (up to 2 pages) plus the first 50 pages of your book. If we like your sample, we will ask you to send the full manuscript. Please note, you will need to have a finished manuscript to send if requested. And please do not put the synopsis within the body of your covering email, but attach as a separate document. The sample should also be a separate document.

Submissions email:

Include information about yourself, including contact details and any publication history, in your covering email. Address the email to ‘the Publisher’. Subject line should reference ‘submission for Eagle Books’. Only one submission per author please.

Format of submission:

  • In Word doc, docx or similar.
  • Double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman
  • Title page of manuscript should have title, your name, and contact details
  • Please watch your punctuation, spelling, etc. — our submissions editor is very picky.

We will send an email acknowledgement of the submission. We will get back to you within 8 weeks of the closing date, if we are interested. If you haven’t heard from us in 8 weeks, please assume that we are not interested. We will not enter into correspondence about our decisions.