For all Children's/YA authors

If you have a great book for young people aged between 5-21 years old and would like your book to be in our goody bags? We would need a paperback copy of the book sent to us, but first, please email us at a blurb, the genre and the age range.

We accept traditional and self-published books.


 The Author School



As recommended by The Mirror and Love Sunday Magazine

 Funded by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin StartUp Scheme

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards Finalists 2016


Have you always wanted to write a book?

Can you see yourself as the next best selling author?

Do you have a published book but need help to push it more?


Led by co-founders A. Bello and book PR Helen Lewis, here is what you get by attending The Author School. Back to back classes filled with great information to help you and your book and a special guest speaker, lunch, a Q&A, a database of publishing contacts, opportunities to network and the option to submit a manuscript to be passed on to literary agents and publishers! Prices start from £55



Hashtag Press

Hashtag Press was officially established in October 2016 by Helen Lewis and Abiola Bello

Hashtag Press is a collaborative publishing house. We publish everything from picture books to middle-grade, YA, adult fiction and non-fiction. We are passionate about books with strong female characters, diversity and inclusion and when we read your book, we want to fall in love with the characters, laugh or cry (or both!). We have different tastes. Helen is a more non-fiction, psychological thriller kind of girl and Abiola is obsessed with YA/ middle-grade and chick lit. To submit please send your submission to

Hashtag BLAK

Hashtag BLAK is an imprint of Hashtag Press. It was officially established in May 2019 by Helen Lewis and Abiola Bello and will publish the best under-represented UK voices.

We aim to make publishing fair, inclusive, representative and equal. To submit please send your submission to