We are currently accepting submissions.

Bloodhound Books are renowned in the industry for producing high quality crime and mystery thrillers. Our dedicated team of industry professionals have a real passion for working closely with our authors to create the very best books. Our unique and personal approach has helped debut and bestselling authors across the world achieve outstanding success.

Before submitting, please read the guidelines below carefully.

What we do:

  • Professionally edit, proofread and format your book.

  • Involve you with the cover design.

  • Produce high quality ebook and print versions of your titles.

  • Work with a top agency to sell film and foreign rights.

  • Advertise and market your book on social media, Amazon, and many other online platforms.

  • Provide comprehensive blog tours for each title.

  • Promote your book to our huge mailing list of crime readers.

  • Provide support and advice leading up to and after publication.

  • Provide advance copies to our reviewer group.


By joining Bloodhound Books your work will be showcased alongside
award winning authors, New York TimesUSA Today and Amazon bestsellers including
Rob SinclairBetsy ReavleyDreda Say Mitchell, Rob Ashman and Anita Waller.

Submissions Guidelines

Bloodhound Books is looking for submissions of new fiction from authors with or without representation.

We specialise in the fiction we know best and love most. That includes; crime fiction, suspense, mystery, domestic noir and psychological thrillers and chillers. 

If you write non-fiction, young adult, children's, sci-fi, erotica or romance, we are not the best publisher for you.

We do not consider any work that is less than 60,000 words.

We only accept submissions electronically via email. All submissions should include;     

·       The first 20 pages of the manuscript.

·       A synopsis of your work (no more than 1500 words). If the synopsis is incomplete we will not consider your work. [How to write a Synopsis]

·       A cover letter telling us about you and your writing career to date

You can send all of the above as email attachments in either Word or PDF format. 

* We aim to respond to all submissions within four weeks of receipt, however we do receive a huge volume so please be patient if it takes a little longer. We read everything we receive. 

** Please do bear in mind that although all of our books are available as print on demand, we are a predominately digital publisher. Our focus is on selling eBooks to massive global audiences. We do not undertake large print runs of books and in most cases we do not aim for wide print distribution in bricks and mortar stores.