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Series 8 of Between the Covers will air in Autumn 2024.


At the heart of the programme is a book club of newly published fiction as well as a secondary selection of backlist fiction chosen around a particular theme. All other books featured on the show are chosen by celebrity guests.


We invite submissions of newly published fiction for our consideration using the form below.


The deadline for submissions is the end of Friday 10 May 2024 and books must be published between 1 May - 30 November 2024.

For this series we would like to receive THREE COPIES of every book submitted, sent to the Cactus TV offices. These must be delivered by end of Friday 17 May. If we do not receive hard copies by this date (finished copies, proofs or bound manuscripts are acceptable) then we cannot guarantee your book will be considered so please do consider using a tracked delivery method so you can be sure they have arrived.


Between the Covers

Cactus TV Studios

1 St Luke's Avenue

London SW4 7LG

Further contact details should your courier require them:
Contact name: Cassia Winson

Tel: 020 7091 4900

Submission criteria:

  • New fiction titles published in the UK between 1 May 2024 - 30 November 2024 in either hardback or paperback original. Please only submit books which have had their first publication in this period, we are no longer considering books on second publication. We are not looking for any non-fiction for the book club, please only submit fiction.

  • Authors must be UK or Ireland based and happy to participate in a short film to explain their plot

  • Books must be widely available for distribution to all bookshops and libraries. For the avoidance of doubt, digital only books will not be considered and while we will consider self-published books we are extremely committed to working with all booksellers and libraries and so books published as print on demand or exclusively with a specific platform will not be considered.

  • Publishers and authors must be prepared to support the campaign including stickering books in print and online, promoting via social media and any advertising or paid for promotions you are doing as well as any further opportunities that may arise.

  • Our final choices must not be part of any commercial book club in the UK. You may submit books you have submitted elsewhere but please make us aware they have been submitted for other book clubs when you submit to us and you must let us know if they are picked for other book clubs during this process.

  • You may submit as many books as you wish but we would ask you to focus on only submitting books you think would really work for the programme - you can see the books that were chosen for the last series and watch previous episodes here

  • We ask you to submit a pdf of the book as well as send THREE COPIES of the book. We commit absolutely to keep this safe and to only share it among our core production team who are choosing the books. If necessary we are happy to sign whatever you need to make this available to us. As we begin reading we may also choose to call in more physical copies of the books. If this is the case, we will let you know how many copies to send and where ASAP. 

If you have any queries please email

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