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Sandycove is the Dublin-based imprint of Penguin Random House. We are literary and commercial; we are local and global. We are here to help great writers tell their stories to the world.

Covering the full spectrum of genres and markets, Sandycove is the leading Irish-based publishing imprint. Publishing no more than 20 new titles a year, we select, edit and promote each book with the love and care of a small press. Our list of bestsellers, prize-winners and new discoveries is unmatched, backed up by the immense resources of Penguin Random House.

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Sandycove is an imprint of Penguin Random House Ireland.  We are delighted to consider manuscripts and proposals, in all genres.

We strongly encourage submissions via email to:

Please send a Word document consisting of a cover letter, short synopsis (no more than 500 words) and the work itself. The cover letter should include a brief summary of your book (a couple of sentences – not a synopsis) and a short note on yourself. Please do not send separate documents: all three elements should be included in a single document.

Please note, we are not accepting children's book submissions at the moment.

In the subject line of your email please include:

• your name

• the title of your work

• whether it is fiction or non-fiction

• the initials of the editor you would like to look at your material if you have a preference (check out details of who our editors are and what they publish above).

So your subject line might read like this: Stephen Green - The Chimneys (F) – BB.

In the body of your email please duplicate the information you have provided in your cover letter. (We ask you to provide this information twice for administrative reasons.)

When you send through your submission, you will receive an automatic email acknowledging receipt.

Response time:

An editor will read your submission as soon as possible. Please allow at least three months for a response; because of the volume of submissions we receive, it is impossible for us to estimate precisely how long a response might take. We are not in a position to give you information about the progress of your submission by phone or email. Unfortunately, it is not possible to give editorial feedback at submission stage.

We are very keen to consider your work, and we thank you for adhering to our submission requirements, which are intended to help us consider it as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Sandycove Publicity Enquiries

Cliona Lewis

Publicity Director (Sandycove, Michael Joseph, Penguin General, Penguin Press, Children’s)

Tel: 35315314151

Louise Farrell

Press Officer

Tel: 35315314905

Laura Dermody

Publicity Assistant

Tel: 35315314150

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