Information for authors

    Information for Authors

    • Hachette UK is the UK’s leading publishing group, incorporating the following market-leading publishing companies:

      Hachette Children’s Group

      Headline Publishing Group

      Hodder & Stoughton

      Hodder Education

      Little, Brown Book Group

      Octopus Publishing Group

      Orion Publishing Group


      Our parent company, Hachette Livre, is the world’s second largest trade and education publisher, bringing our publishing companies and imprints significant marketplace leverage. Hachette offers unique publishing skills in local markets the world over. Our overseas companies in Australia, New Zealand, India and Ireland and our sales offices in Hong Kong, Canada and the Middle East give us a very strong presence in export markets. This is further enhanced by our long-standing very close and collaborative working relationship with our sister company Hachette Book Group USA and excellent working relationships with all our Hachette sister companies ensures that we collaborate effectively the world over.

      The Hachette imprints offer unique publishing skills in international and local markets, with special focus on author care, marketing support, creative campaigns and digital innovation.

      Submissions Information for Potential Authors

      Our companies only accept submissions sent to us via an agent. We do not accept any unsolicited material. The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook (published by A & C Black) and The Writer's Handbook (published by Macmillan) contain the addresses of all UK literary agents. You can also find UK Agents' contact details on the website, as provided by The Writer's Handbook.

      Hachette UK accepts no responsibility for proposals sent to us.

      John Murray Learning, our consumer learning division, run a community for writers called Just Write. If you're looking to improve your writing or would like to become part of a community of writers, Just Write and Teach Yourself can offer support, advice and encouragement on all aspects of writing, and would be pleased to welcome you. Visit the Just Write website to join the community.