Submissions for
Impress Editorial

What we are looking for

We welcome approaches from both early career creatives and established talents. We are currently focused on:

  • Literary fiction, including short stories
  • Academic non-fiction, especially in arts, humanities and social sciences
  • Visual arts, including painting, drawing, graphic illustration, installation, sculpture, design
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Performing arts

How to send us your work:

In your covering email letter we’d like to hear a one-line elevator pitch at the beginning of your cover letter, the target market and genre of your creative output and a short biographical note highlight your creative journey.


  •  the first thirty pages of your manuscript
  • a one-page synopsis


  • your book proposal document
  • a writing sample

Visual Arts

  • samples of your artwork portfolio
  • an artist’s statement


  • samples of your photography portfolio
  • an artist’s statement


  • samples of your music as audio files
  • an artist’s statement

Performing Arts

  • samples of your performing arts as media files and photographs
  • an artist’s statement

We only accept submissions sent via email as a Word Document or PDF, clearly laid out and readable. We cannot accept Pages documents, Google documents or WeTransfer and Dropbox downloads.

In the subject line of your email please include the title of your submission. We do not accept postal submissions – any material submitted in this way will not be considered and will be recycled.

Our turnaround time

You should expect to hear from us within four weeks of us receiving your work.

If you haven’t heard from us after that time, please make sure you check your junk folders, then feel free to email us and follow up.

Sending detailed feedback

If we have decided not to offer representation on the basis of the material you’ve sent in, we will reply with a brief note. Unfortunately, we are unable to send detailed critiques. However, if we have asked you to send us your work in full, we’ll always try to give you some specific feedback.

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