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Publishing your first book with an unsolicited manuscript

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11:15 AM | 8 December 2017
by Tijen Butler
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Become an FR Writer

Want to publish your book but you don't have a solicited manuscript? We have listed the publishing houses that accept unsolicited manuscripts, organised by genre.

If you’re a writer, the publisher you submit your book manuscript (solicited or unsolicited) to and work with may make or break your writing career. As Erinne Sevigny, author of The Great Canadian Publishing Tour, once said, “publishing a book is like mountain climbing. Not everyone can do it successfully, but those who can have to be realistic in choosing the right mountain to climb and the correct equipment (and people) to help them get to the top”.

With the number of publishers available in the market, it is crucial to research your options. It can be a nerve-wracking decision to scout for a suitable publisher and make your debut as an author so here are some publishing houses to consider submitting your manuscript to.

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