Prototype is currently accepting submissions and proposals for works that fall into any of our four types: poetry / prose / interdisciplinary projects / anthologies.

We are interested in a wide range of work and encourage proposals which resist easy definition or categorisation. We want to publish work which is courageous, original, demanding and inquisitive. We like projects which require us to think of new forms and formats, and projects which might not easily find a home elsewhere.

We are particularly keen to receive submissions of debut novels or short story collections, interdisciplinary poetic projects and full-length poetry collections.

Submissions are open to all, regardless of age, gender, race, religion and background.

Prototype anthology

Submissions to the 2nd issue of our annual anthology, PROTOTYPE, are now closed and will open for the 3rd issue in autumn 2020.

Please check here for updates, or sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear when submissions reopen.


Please email your proposal to jess[at], ensuring that all attachments are in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

Please include a general description and synopsis of the work, plus a sample. The sample should not exceed 20 pages; we will request the full manuscript if we are interested in reading more.

Please also include a brief biography and a list of any previously published work.

We would also like to know why you are interested in Prototype publishing your work, and recommend reading some of our past publications to confirm whether we are the right publisher for you.

Responses and feedback

We will aim to respond to your email within 3 months, and would be grateful if you could wait patiently for this time to pass.

We cannot offer detailed feedback if your submission is unsuccessful, but will endeavour to suggest alternative avenues for publication whenever we can.