Are you an illustrator or a book cover artist?

We are happy to announce that we are currently taking submissions from illustrators and book cover artists. We would love you to send us your portfolio or some examples of your work. Whether you are a published artist or someone who just has a passion for sketching, we would like to hear from you.

Submitting your portfolio will not necessarily guarantee you work but it will mean that you will be entered into our database so that we can match artwork with manuscripts awaiting publication. Thus putting you into the runnings to have your work commissioned.

To submit to us or for more information please email us at

We also highly recommend signing up for our newsletter, as you will be the first to know when submissions are open (or closed), events, book releases, workshops and many more exciting things.

Happy Sketching
Claire x

Come and see us at the Indie Publishing Panel in Nottingham Fri 26th Feb


Leaflets and business cards at the ready! We’re very excited to be going to The Only Way Is Indie, the indie publishing event hosted by Mother’s Milk Books, at the Nottingham Writers’ Studio this Friday 26th February.

“This event will see various local (and not-so-local) publishers come together to discuss the benefits of independent publishers for both writers and readers, as well as outlining their publishing aspirations for the future. The panel will be chaired by Dr Teika Bellamy of Mother’s Milk Books and Sara-Jayne Slack of Inspired Quill. The publishers will be welcoming questions put to them, and there will be a bookstall as well.

So far, Inspired Quill, Mother’s Milk Books, Bird’s Nest Books, The Emma Press, Five Leaves Publications, Wild Pressed Books, Three Drops Press, Arundel Books, Unthank Books, Stonewood Press, Five Leaves Bookshop and Pewter Rose Press have confirmed attendance.

Refreshments will be available.”

The event is from 7.30 – 9.30pm, it’s free and no booking is necessary, so do come along and say hello!

Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley