Annual Submissions Window

We will open for submissions once a year for the month of August. Unfortunately we cannot accept unsolicited submissions outside of this window as we simply don’t have the capacity to read and respond to them.
Many thanks to everyone who submitted their work this year. We’ve been overwhelmed by the number we received.
We are a very small team and will not be able to respond personally to all submissions. If you have not heard from us by the end of the year, you can assume that we have decided the work wasn’t quite right for us. We will not be able to offer feedback, but please be assured that every submission will be read and discussed, and given proper consideration.
Please read our guidelines below if you are interested in submitting next year:
We are interested in a wide range of work and encourage proposals which resist easy definition or categorisation. We want to publish writing that is courageous, original, demanding and inquisitive. The best way to get a sense of the varied work we publish is to look at our back catalogue, and to read some of our books if you can.
Submissions are open to all, regardless of age, gender, race, religion and background, and we are particularly keen to hear from writers in groups that have been historically underrepresented in literary publishing.
We will ask for a covering letter, which should give a brief synopsis of the work and explain why you think it’s the right fit for us, along with a full manuscript. 
We prefer all submissions to be uploaded via our online Submittable portal, a link to which will appear below when submissions are open.
If you have any questions or accessibility issues, please write to us at admin[at]

Prototype Anthology

Submissions to the next issue of our annual anthology, PROTOTYPE 6, will open in January 2024.