The Secret of Matterdale Hall by Marianne Ratcliffe is available now from major online retailers!

Weather Underwater by Kaisa Saarinen is available to pre-order – release date 15/05/2023!

Bellows Press is an independent publishing house that launched in 2021.  We champion unagented, unorthodox writers of fiction, particularly queer writers, writers of colour, writers from marginalised genders, and writers that the big publishing houses aren’t finding over canapés at uni reunions. We’re looking for historical and speculative fiction. We love reading about past lives and alternative realities — show us the world you’ve built! (Please note that we are not taking hard sci-fi or high fantasy.)

Blacksmiths use a bellows to coax a spark into a fire, in which they forge their creations. Our editorial and marketing expertise, as well as our close connections with graphic designers and printers, will ensure that your manuscript has the best possible support as we help you forge it into a published book.

We are CURRENTLY CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS but will re-open in a few months – check back here for updates! When the time is right, please send a one-page synopsis of your work, the first 3,000 words, and a short paragraph telling us about you to Make sure you include your NAME and the TITLE of your work in the subject line.

Unfortunately, we are not currently publishing children’s or YA fiction. Please note that we are only printing books in the UK, in addition to e-books, so if you are based outside the UK, we are still happy to work with you but we would not be able to support domestic sales of hard copies.

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