We’re offering to publish single author collections of short stories by authors we know. If you’ve had five or more stories  in either one of the Bridge House or Best of CaféLit anthologies  or on CafeLit we know you and your work and we’d be pleased to look at a whole collection. There is an underlying assumption here that we will be prepared to publish so send all of your work in a Word document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We’re looking for collections of between 30,000 and 60,000 words. If you have 70,000 or above it might be worth splitting it into two volumes. Ideally stories are between 1,000 and 6,000 words each but the overall word count is more important. You are welocme to include stories we've published before.

If you are a CaféLit author and your stories are under 1,000 words, you might consider submitting to Chapeltown Flash Fiction collections instead. We are always open to CaféLit authors even if submission is closed to the general public. Find guidelines here.

Author compensation

We work on a 50% share of netsales.


How to submit

Please submit all of the stories in one Word document, in the order you think they should appear in the book. Double space. Use a standard 12 pont font - Arial, Times New Roman, Calibri. At the end of your document please list five or more storiwes we have already pubished. If any of the storeis you are submitting have been published elsewhere by us or anyone else please list at the end of your documnet e.g.  Name of Story, first published by .... in ......  date."  Send as an email attachment to editor at bridgehousepublishing dot co dot uk.