book submissions


Please read the following with care:

We like collections (of poems / stories / essays / hybridised work) and encourage formal experiment.

Submission is free.

Response times might vary more widely outside January and August. However, please nudge us if you have not heard anything after 3 months.

Please familiarise yourself with the current house cover style, as represented by Misherit, B O X and Strays, and be content with it. The interior will be black and white and typeset in Cardo. If you want something different, you are welcome to pitch the idea but please do so in your initial submission. We enjoy playing within these design constraints and welcome ideas for how to do so with your book.

We aim to publish 4 books a year, predominately with initial runs of 150 copies. Authors will be paid a £1.25 per book rate (usually £187.50 / $246.99) and receive 10% in author copies (usually 15), plus a 50% discount on any future author copies (min. order 20 copies). Further payment and author copies are issued at the same rate on future print runs. Please note that orders from the author will sometimes be sent direct from the printer and the payment structure does not apply to these runs.

Thank you for reading, if you think HVTN is a good home for your work, we would be delighted for you to send a manuscript at a minimum of 36 pages.


Submissions that disregard guidelines will be disregarded.