We are always looking for inspiring and shocking real life stories from ordinary people. If you have overcome adversity or lived through a dramatic personal experience please feel free to send a short synopsis to or by post to the address below. Please note that we do not accept fiction. 

John Blake Books
3 Bramber Court
2 Bramber Road
London, W14 9PB
United Kingdom

If you would like to submit your work for consideration please DO send:

  • A brief synopsis of your book, preferably chapter by chapter.
  • A covering letter with details about yourself, including details of any previously published material by you or any useful contacts or associations you have that might be relevant.
  • Sample chapters: this does not have to be the first chapter - send what you believe best illustrates your work and style.
  • A SAE. We can't return material to authors who have not sent a stamped addressed envelope with the correct postage.

Please DO NOT send:

  • Your entire manuscript.
  • Your only copy of the material, especially photographs and documents as we may not be able to return them.
  • Large attachments by email, including photographs and long Word documents.
  • We will try and reply within 3 months of submission. However we cannot be held responsible in any way for loss or damage of any material you submit.
  • We cannot give editorial comments on material.

If you submit material by e-mail, attachments should be no larger than 1MB. Any attached files should be saved as .RTF to be opened in Microsoft Word. Send to