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Man-at-TypewriterFifteen Grand Words


That’s what we are looking for. 15,000 words, and they do have to be grand. And they have to tell a story-we like stories here at The New Curiosity Shop. Your 15 Grand Words must carry the reader from the first word to the last, wondering where the time went.

We have a number of themes we are exploring, so if you have an idea that meets our criteria we would like to see it.

Curious About
Curious Life
Curious Tales


15 Grand words?

Ok, to be clear, 15,000 words maximum. If you prefer a range to work to, let’s say 12,000 to 15,000 words.



If you are interested, send your submission using the form on this page. If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

We will let you know as soon as we can whether we want to take your submission further. If we do, we will ask you to submit a complete manuscript for consideration.

We’re excited by the possibilities this offers, and we’re sure we haven’t thought of all the angles, so your thoughts are welcomed and encouraged.

We are curious to see what you send…

The New Curiosity Shop team.

Your Submission

  • An outline of your book. This would be the 'back cover blurb', so keep it to no more than three paragraphs. If you are writing a 'Curious About' submission, please add a breakdown of the chapters.
  • We accept Microsoft Word format files (.doc, .docx) , RTF, TXT
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, rtf, txt.
  • Tell us about yourself, your writing experience and add something interesting about your life. This would also go on our website as an 'About the Author' section.
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