We are happy to accept material from potential new authors. The following guidelines aim to help you with your submission. All submissions should be marked “New Submissions” and sent to us by post at:

FireStep Publishing
c/o Tommies Guides Military Booksellers & Publishers
Gemini House
136-140 Old Shoreham Road
Brighton BN3 7BD

Tel: 0845 475 1945
Fax: 0870 622 1918

You may also email your submission to us at


We currently welcome non-fiction and fiction book ideas and synopses.

We require a one-page synopsis and one sample chapter as a minimum, plus a covering letter outlining previous experience, expertise in the subject, etc. The letter should state precisely the readership at which you are aiming (it may help to cite a similar title in the field already successfully published), and it should also explain why you believe there is a gap in the market/the merits of your proposal versus titles already in print.

Ideally, all material should be typed in double spacing on one side of the paper only, and chapter pages should be numbered.

We can only reply or return sample material if a stamped, addressed envelope is included.

Owing to pressure of submissions, we are unable to give editorial guidance or advice on the material we reject. A writers’ group/writing course may help with the latter. We aim to respond within one month of receipt, although if you haven’t heard from us after this time or have any queries, please contact us at