Submissions heat up ahead of LBF

Submissions heat up ahead of LBF

The London Book Fair, which runs next month (12th–14th April) is getting “more significant all the time”, with the British event still very much a place where deals are cut, publishers have told The Bookseller.

Submissions have already started flooding into publishers, with notable trends in fiction being historical fiction, books with an untrustworthy narrator or complex female character, and novels set in the Middle East. In non-fiction, there are a lot of proposals around the refugee crisis and “Brexit”, while many children’s submissions are on themes of race and sexuality in fiction an...

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