Atlantic Books Is Accepting Manuscripts from Unagented Writers

The London-based press published Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer.
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Oyinkan Braithwaite's My Sister, the Serial Killer; from Ukiyo Bookstore on Facebook.

Oyinkan Braithwaite's My Sister, the Serial Killer; from Ukiyo Bookstore on Facebook.

Atlantic Books has opened its submissions to unagented literary writers. The independent British publisher is looking for “complete novels, extensive partials or short stories.”

Founded in 2000 and based in Bloomsbury, London, Atlantic Books is the publisher of Andre Aciman’s Call Me by Your Name, Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians, Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger, and Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer.

It also publishes books on history, politics, and current affairs, and memoir.

In 2020, it was named Trade Publisher of the Year at the Independent Publishing Awards.

From the website:

All submissions should come with a one line pitch and a one paragraph pitch, outlining the submission.

We will not read anything outside the literary genre and we are unable to respond personally to every submission.

If you write well and you have something to say, then please do get in touch via the link below.

Send your manuscripts to

Otosirieze Obi-Young
Otosirieze Obi-Young, a writer, culture journalist, curator, and media consultant, is the founder and editor of Open Country Mag. He was editor of Folio Nigeria, CNN’s exclusive media affiliate in Africa, and has led or joined editorial teams at a host of platforms and projects in African literature. He has written about the Nigerian culture scene, covering innovation in over 20 fields including art, music, tech, sports, cuisine, fashion, journalism, sculpture, beauty, health, and activism. In literature, his Profile subjects have included Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Teju Cole, Damon Galgut, and Tsitsi Dangarembga. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He sat on the judging panel of The Morland Scholarship, a British grant for African writers, and currently chairs the panel of The Gerald Kraak Prize, a South African initiative for storytelling about gender, sexuality, and social justice. He has an MA in African Studies and a BA in English and History from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. He is currently studying for an MFA at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. In 2019, he received the inaugural The Future Awards Africa Prize for Literature. In 2020, he was named among “The 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians” by Avance Media. Twitter & Instagram: @otosirieze. Website:

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