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Thistle Publishing is a London-based publisher of quality fiction and non-fiction. Established 1996. Member of the Independent Publishers Guild. Winner of The People’s Book Prize for Non-Fiction 2017. Shortlisted for the Somerset Maugham Award 2018. Longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize 2018. Nominated for 5 People’s Book Prize awards in 2019.


We welcome submissions from authors, whether directly or via a literary agent.


Non-fiction authors are asked to provide a synopsis, author profile, sample chapter, and brief chapter summaries.


For fiction, we ask for a synopsis and three sample chapters.


Please send all submissions and enquiries to info@thistlepublishing.co.uk