Flame Tree Press | Ongoing Submissions

flametreeFlame Tree Press
Genres:  Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Crime
Novels: 60,000 to 120,000 words


We are happy to receive submissions for our Flame Tree Press imprint. It’s the new author-led, trade imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. The Press list focuses on speculative fiction, art and music.

Non-fiction: Music and Art
Word Count: 
60,000 to 120,000 words

We are interested in biographies and non-fiction subjects in all fields of art and music.

Read more via Flame Tree Publishing


Black & White Publishing | Ongoing Submissions

WriteConnectionsDisclaimerBlack & White Publishing
Ongoing Submissions

Black & White Publishing are happy to read material from potential new authors and accept unsolicited manuscripts for both fiction and non-fiction from the UK, Ireland and further afield. All manuscripts will be considered, but at the moment we are particularly looking for:


  • commercial women’s fiction, especially chick lit, saga and romance
  • crime and psychological thrillers
  • contemporary YA and New Adult crossover books
  • children’s fiction


  • memoirs
  • sport (UK and Ireland in particular)
  • humour
  • food and drink
  • activity books

We do not accept:

  • poetry
  • short stories
  • work written in languages other than English

Read more via Submissions – Black & White Publishing

Ann Rule on Breaking Into True Crime

Article by Zachary Petit. 29 July, 2015. “The Writer’s Dig.” Writer’s Digest.

“In honor of the passing of crime writing legend Ann Rule (you can read all about her life here), we’re re-sharing this piece—written by former WD managing editor Zachary Petit—that’s full of tips and advice delivered by Rule.

Bestseller Ann Rule had a heck of a journey to becoming a writer—something she never really wanted to be in the first place. “All I ever wanted to be was a police officer,” she told the crowd in her ThrillerFest session “How to Stalk a Serial Killer and Tell the Gruesome Tale: All You Need to Know to Write Great True Crime.” “The one thing I knew I didn’t want to be was a writer.” Rule thought it was all too hard—heck, you’d have to rewrite what you already wrote.”

Read more via Ann Rule on Breaking Into True Crime.

How to write about crime from two points of view

Article by B. Michael Radburn. 9 July, 2015. Writing Journey Co

“By definition alone a crime novel must have a crime, right? Therefore, we must have a perpetrator and a victim, or if you want to get technical, an antagonist and a protagonist. These are the three basic elements of a crime novel—just add blood and stir …

A crime from two points of view

What I’d like to explore is the two views of that crime, however gruesome, from our main players. The victim as witness, from the outside looking in, and the perpetrator, from the inside looking out. In most crime novels, the perspective, or point of view, will be from either the protagonist or antagonist, but rarely both.”

Read more via How to write about crime from two points of view.