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Founded in 1944 Mercier Press is Ireland's oldest independent publishing house.  We take great pride in publishing works by Irish authors and bringing them to a global audience. Our authors include: John B. Keane, Donal Skehan, Gerry Adams, Terry Prone, Turtle Bunbury, Anne Cadwallader, Alan Early, Bill Cullen, E. R. Murray, David Gillick, Andrea Hayes, Adrian Martin and Nikki Hayes.

Mercier Press is currently accepting submissions in the following genres:

Fiction: Adult and YA 

Non-Fiction: History, Biography, Sport, Politics, Memoir & Autobiography, Lifestyle, Food & Drink, Business

We ONLY accept submissions (in Word or Google Docs format) that meet the following requirements:

  • include a short author biography with details of your social media profiles, websites and details of any previous books you have had published
  • include a one-page synopsis of the book
  • include a minimum of an introduction and the first three chapters
  • only by email to commissioning@mercierpress.ie 

Before you submit:

In order to avoid disappointment please note the following:

  • We will not accept submissions that have been previously self-published
  • We do not accept submission by post.  Any postal submissions received will not be considered and will be destroyed within one calendar month of receipt

Each submission is reviewed carefully by a member of our editorial team. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, however, it is not possible to comment on each submission individually. Please allow at least three months for a response.