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Simon & Schuster Open Submission for Under-represented Members


Our member-exclusive ‘Big 5’ open submission window

We’ve teamed up with publishing giants Simon & Schuster UK to bring our under-represented members an exclusive submission opportunity.

For one day only, our under-represented members can submit directly to the Simon & Schuster editorial team, bypassing the traditional route to publishing.

The #JerichoWritersOneDay open submission window will be between the hours of 8:00 – 20:00 (GMT) on December 6, 2021. Submissions will be considered for #DigitalOriginals, the Simon & Schuster eBook first publishing programme.

Find out more about becoming a member.

How It Works

Become a Member If you’re already a member, you’ll find more information on your member dashboard. If not, join us for the month or the year to get involved. We also have a number of free bursary places available for under-represented writers.

Prepare your submission As a member, you can send us your synopsis and query letter for review so we’ll help you get your submission in the best possible state.

Get to know what editors want Join our member event with the S&S editorial team on November 11, 19:00 GMT to learn what their editors are looking for.

Submit directly to S&S On December 6, 2021 you’ll be able to email your submission directly to the S&S team with a special code from us to show you’re a member.

Meet the Editors

Discover who will be reading your submissions and what they’re looking for

Simon & Schuster’s Digital Originals Programme

From romantic fiction, to historic and crime, the Digital Originals list has helped launched the careers of authors such as Heidi Swain and Caroline Scott

Bursary Places Available

To celebrate our partnership with Simon & Schuster, we’re offering 12 membership bursaries to under-represented writers.

We describe an under-represented writer as one or more of the following:

  • Having a low household income.
  • Being black, Asian or from a minority group.
  • Being disabled.
  • Being a primary carer.
  • Being an ex-offender.
  • Other.

To find out more and apply, please go to our bursary page below.

What our members think

So many fantastic opportunities, wonderful people and great friends – I am the writer I am today because of them.
Amanda Berriman author of Home (Doubleday)
I took out a month’s membership at Jericho Writers as a birthday present to myself. It is fantastic value. I immersed myself in the information, made notes, and soon felt like I had a bag full of stuff to help me get through the writing process.
Helen Fisher author of Space Hopper (Simon & Schuster)
I became a member of Jericho Writers in the Spring of 2019, when I had just started editing my novel. I watched every single video in the resource library!
Aliya Ali-Afzal author of Would I Lie to You? (Head of Zeus)
I signed up with Jericho, listened to a bunch of the video courses on self-publishing and marketing, and re-branded and re-launched the books in January […] I’m now selling 80-100 ebooks a day.
Barry Kirwan author of The Eden Paradox
I used AgentMatch to refine my list of agents, submitted and crossed my fingers. Several weeks later I had full manuscript requests and then an agent.
Nigel Barker author rep’d by Bell Lomax Moreton Agency

Membership at a glance

Your Jericho Writers Membership gives you unlimited access to:

Weekly Online Events
400+ Masterclasses
Professional Level Video Courses
Expert Member Advice and Community