Submit a manuscript

Submit a manuscript

Submit a manuscript in electronic format (Microsoft Word). A hard copy of the manuscript will be required at a later stage. Bear in mind that all manuscripts must be typed in double spacing. No handwritten manuscripts are accepted. Once the hard copy is required, print or photocopy your manuscript on white paper, on one side only. Do not send original copies of your manuscript, documents or illustrative and photographic material as we cannot accept responsibility for their safe return. If the author requires the hard copy submission to be returned after review, a stamped self-addressed envelope must be included. In addition to the manuscript, also include the following if your submission is fiction:

– a synopsis of about 200 words;
– a description of your intended target market;
– a description or list of the photographic and/or illustrative material that would be necessary (if applicable) and a short author biography. If you have been published before, please provide details of your publications;

In addition to the manuscript, also include the following if your submission is non-fiction:

– a synopsis of about 200 words;
– a description of your intended target market;
– a description or list of the photographic and/or illustrative material that would be necessary (if applicable) and a short author biography. If you have been published before, please provide details of your publications.

If your submission is a proposal, provide the following:

– a synopsis of about 200 words;
– a description of your intended target market;
– a description or list of the photographic and/or illustrative material that would be necessary (if applicable) and a short author biography. If you have been published before, please provide details of your publications.

Contact Theresa (ecottage@gmail.com) to prepare a proposal directed at a commercial publisher, to request the Publishing Editor to review your work for possible publication. The proposal comprises a synopsis, description of your intended target market, list of illustrative material (if applicable), concise author biography, market research, similar publications in the marketplace, format and length of proposed book, and contacts (people and organizations that would be willing to promote the book). It is customary to include three random chapters at the initial stage.