An annual publishing opportunity for undiscovered debut writers of colour

We’re looking for new stories...

Are you a writer that:

  • identifies as a writer of colour?
  • has written your first book?
  • is previously unpublished?

Unbound Firsts is designed for you. We’re looking for fresh voices, new talent and amazing stories to turn into published books.

Pitch your project

Every October, we launch an open call for writers to submit their fictional or non-fictional debut books, from which two will be selected and offered a publishing deal with Unbound.

Submissions for our Unbound Firsts 2024 Titles opened on 3 October and closed on 30 November 2022.

Published book

Our published titles

Our Unbound Firsts 2023 Titles are Solange Burrell’s adventure novel, Yeseni and the Daughter of Peace, and Paul David Gould’s literary thriller, Last Dance at the Discotheque for Deviants.