Home » Contact Contact Please get in touch! Hot Key Books Northburgh House 10 Northburgh Street London EC1V 0AT T. o20 7490 3875 Email us here Tweet us @hotkeybooks 22 Responses to “Contact” Macarena says: March 27, 2012 The YWP’s deadline says Thursday midnight, does this mean I have all Thursday to send it? Or just before Wednesday ends? Reply hotkeysarahb says: March 27, 2012 You have Thursday – the deadline is 23.59 Thursday 31st – good luck! Reply vivienne says: March 27, 2012 Are you no longer accepting unagented submissions? Reply saraathotkey says: March 27, 2012 We are still accepting unagented submissions! Reply Jane Jolly says: March 27, 2012 Do you publish children’s picture books? Reply hotkeysarahb says: March 27, 2012 Hi Jane – at the moment we are just focusing on fiction 9 – 19 so not younger picture books I’m afraid. But we wouldn’t rule out illustrated stories for 9+. Reply Jane Jolly says: March 27, 2012 Thanks. Do you prefer snail mail submissions or by e-mail? Reply vivienne says: March 27, 2012 Sara, I think I am going nuts. I can’t find the details for the requirements for submissions. Please can you direct me to them. I have searched the website and I can’t see them. Reply Richard Parker says: March 27, 2012 Are submissions required to be completed manuscripts or can they be an outline of book series? Reply naomihotkey says: March 27, 2012 Hi Richard – We usually request the full manuscript from an author – in either a Word doc or PDF format, along with a detailed synopsis. Does that help? Thanks, Naomi Reply Richard Parker says: March 27, 2012 yes, thanks for clarifying. Reply Penni Rubin says: March 27, 2012 I have written and illustrated an autobiography about being dyslexic & RASP, publisher Naomi Folb, said to contact you since you do kids books. Can I send you my manuscript? Penni Reply saraathotkey says: March 27, 2012 Sure! Please send the full manuscript and a cover letter to our enquiries at hotkeybooks dot com address. Reply beckysbrilliantblog says: March 27, 2012 I am in the middle of writing a story and am thinking of submitting! But I’m only 11 years old but could handle rejection letters and could do publicity. Reply Matthew Gill says: March 27, 2012 Hello, Just a question about your Young Writers competition, I’m really interested in joining in and submitting something, but I’m not quite 18 yet and i won’t be by the deadline (by less than 5 months) would I be allowed to join in or is such rule bending not allowed? Thanks, Matthew Reply saraathotkey says: March 27, 2012 Alas, that kind of rule bending is not allowed. You have to be in the age boundaries when you submit your entry. (And we make people prove it, when successful.) But, we fully expect to run this prize again, so come back next year! Reply Matthew Gill says: March 27, 2012 Ahh sad face, ahh well, I will certainly enter next year then Reply Sam Whitehouse says: March 27, 2012 Hello. My name is Sam Whitehouse and i am currently working on the first book in a YA sci-fi series. I was wondering if you accept unagented manuscripts and if so, when the book is complete, could i submit it for consideration? Reply hotkeysarahb says: March 27, 2012 Hi Sam! Yes, we do accept unagented submissions. If you look at our main website: https://www.hotkeybooks.com/about you’ll find our guidelines of how to submit to us. Best of luck! Reply S Gwilliam says: March 27, 2012 Hello I am trying to source a copy of ‘The boy in smoke’ which is apparently a Hot Key Book. I cannot locate it, and therefore wondering if it is out of print? Please advise! Many thanks. Reply hotkeysarahb says: March 27, 2012 Hi! The Boy in the Smoke is a special short published for World Book Day http://www.worldbookday.com/book/the-boy-in-the-smoke/ – copies will be available from all UK bookstores in late February. If you are outside the UK, stay in touch with Maureen Johnson via her blog http://maureenjohnsonbooks.tumblr.com/ to find out how to purchase an edition. Unfortunately there is no e-version available at the moment. Reply Gigi W. says: March 27, 2012 What are the chances of a retelling of a Greek myth being accepted, or is this something you wouldn’t be interested in at HotKey? Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.