We are a tiny press with Jan’s time split across Cinnamon Press and her writers’ support website Becoming A Different Story and Adam contributing as a conjoint collaboratuer (that means work and no pay in French :)) plus amazing authors who keep us afloat with their time and goodwill. This means that currently we are closed for submissions and are not able to discuss unsolicited manuscripts or return unsolicited work.
(Please note that if you send work to our Brimingham office we only get a scan of the first page and the manuscript will then be recycled)
We do occassionally have open submissions slots so it’s worth signing up for the newsletter. When we are open, we look for manuscripts from writers who are familiar with our books and have a strong sense of how their particular manuscript will fit with our list and values.
In the meantime, our literary awards provide an excellent opportunity for writer development and/or publication. There are a range of awards throughout the year for different genres, so do look at the poetry pamphlet, cinnamon pencil and literature awards, and other occassional awards to see where your work might be a good fit.
And we also have a wonderful new hybrid imprint in association with Rowan Tree Editing for those who would like a quicker route and are able to contribute to the costs.