The Crime Readers' Association

Open House Submissions 100×100 for Under-represented Writers

23rd February 2022

10am Tuesday 1 March 2022 – 10am Wednesday 2 March 2022

For 24 hours, United Agents Books Department will be holding an Open House submissions window to encourage submissions from groups that are under-represented in the creative industries.

We guarantee that 100 – randomly allocated – submissions will receive a minimum of 100 words of personalised feedback from a member of the books department.

Whilst we cannot guarantee representation, we hope to provide insight and expertise to encourage prospective writers.

We so look forward to hearing from you.

To apply:

During the 24-hour period, email the open house email address:

We welcome fiction and non-fiction for the adult and children’s markets. Please include:

  • Cover letter – use this to tell us about yourself, tell us about your book – e.g., genre, whether it’s non-fic/fic, where you see it in the market
  • Synopsis
  • Three chapters/first 50 pages

Please note that we are unable to accept screenplays or poetry.

T&C: Important

This opportunity is only open to writers from groups that are under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ writers, and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Any entrants who are not randomly selected to receive personalised feedback will receive an email confirming that they did not make it this time around, and be encouraged to try again during the next Open House event or submit through normal channels.

Once an entrant has been given feedback, we ask that they not submit to future Open House events.

General submissions remain open. For more information, see: Submission Guidelines | United Agents

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