Giant Squid Books is currently closed to submissions. If you submitted your novel on 8/12/2015 or earlier, we will send a response as soon as possible. Watch this space or follow us on Twitter @giantsquidbooks to be notified when we reopen submissions. 

For an overview of what GSB does and how it works, please visit our Mission page.

Submission Guidelines:
Please send:

-a query letter

-the first three chapters OR first fifty pages of your book, whichever you feel better represents your story and writing.


editors [at] giantsquidbooks [dot] com

We read every submission and try to respond within a month. However, due to a high volume of submissions sometimes get behind!

If it’s been more than a month since you queried us, please feel free to send a follow-up email.

We look forward to reading your work!
-Rachel and Anna


Rachel wants:
Historical fiction–fantasy, romance, or otherwise. Illuminate something obscure that has a great story behind it.

I’m also craving a novel in any genre that hits a strong emotional chord. Send me your feels!

Anna wants:
Epic fantasy! Fairy tales retold, gender-bending, sword fights, worlds that hold water. All that good stuff. Think Shadow and Bone.

Or: sci-fi minus the dystopia.

But most importantly of all, we want characters that surprise us and new worlds to get lost in. We want to laugh and cry. So whatever the genre, show us what you’ve got!

27 Days to Midnight
by Kristine Kruppa

The Burned Bridges Protocol
by Abigail Borders

How to Be Manly
by Maureen O’Leary Wanket

The Six Days
by Anna Carolyn McCormally

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