Submissions

Submissions

We welcome submissions to Dr. Spruce Books. We’re looking for previously unpublished, well written stories by authors interested in engaging with readers through the unique nature of serialized publishing. All good ideas will be considered.

Please read carefully and follow the instructions under:

FIRST SEND US A ONE PAGE QUERY LETTER.
IF ACCEPTED, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY US.
THEN WE WILL ASK FOR A MORE DETAILED MANUSCRIPT:

  • The manuscript must be around 40 pages of the first book/episode in the series.
  • You must also submit a short synopsis (max 1 page pr. book) that describes the first 5 books in the series, and one sentence (max 200 letters) that describes the basic concept of the series.
  • Manuscripts in the following languages will be accepted: English, Norwegian, Danish.
  • All submissions must be digital. (PDF)
  • All submissions must be sent to query@doctorsprucebooks.co.uk
    DO NOT SEND US MANUSCRIPTS BEFORE WE HAVE ACCEPTED YOUR QUERY AND CONTACTED YOU.

WHAT IS A QUERY LETTER?
A query letter is a single page cover letter, introducing you and your book series. That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s not a resume. It’s not rambling saga of your life as an aspiring writer. It is NOT more than one-page.

A query letter has three concise paragraphs: the hook, the mini-synopsis, and your writer’s biography. A query letter is meant to elicit an invitation to send sample chapters or even the whole manuscript to us. Keep it simple. Stick to three paragraphs. The goal is to get us to want to find out more about your concept.

THE HOOK: A hook is a concise, one-sentence tagline for your book/book series. It’s meant to hook our interest.

THE MINI-SYNOPSIS: This is the description of the basic Concept of your book series.

YOUR WRITERS BIO: This will be a summary of your written work. This includes your published work, but could also include a description of your internet based writing activity such as a popular blog etc.

As a serial book writer you will have to produce content on a regular basis. You will also have to engage with your audience.