Alice and Saffron at ASH Literary

For my up-to-date wishlist, please see www.ashliterary.com/#submissions.

Please note I am not looking for:
- Animal POV stories
- Stories with any emergency on a plane
- Stories set around or about the COVID-19 pandemic
- Stories set in recent history, eg. 1980s
- Stories which include suicide and self-harm, including ideation
If your book is about an identity that is not yours, we will not be a good fit. This includes books based the experiences of family members and friends.

Manuscripts featuring the above will be an automatic pass.

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