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How to Submit your Manuscript

ROMAN Books is an independent publisher of literature and literary criticism with its main business base in UK and USA. With offices in UK and India ROMAN Books has an integrated sales network in major English-speaking countries. Titles published by ROMAN Books are sold by leading bookstore chains of the world like Amazon, Waterstones and Barnes & Noble.

Being an English-language trade and academic publisher, our publication portfolio is concentrated mainly on fiction and poetry written in English language, and literary criticism written on English literature. We welcome proposals for fiction (novel, novella, short story collection), literary non-fiction, poetry, literary criticism, literary research, monographs (related to English literature) and anthology of critical essays.

We hardly consider non-literary textbooks for publication. We strongly discourage authors to submit their entire manuscript in the first instance.

For novels and novella your proposal should contain a concise note on the uniqueness of your novel, a detail chapter-by-chapter summary and three sample chapters.

For poetry and short story collection your proposal should contain a concise note on the uniqueness of the collection and five sample poems / short stories.

For literary non-fiction please send a 1000 word abstract, a detail chapter-by-chapter / essay-by-essay synopsis and three sample chapters / essays.

For literary criticism, literary research and monographs please send a 1000 word abstract, a detail chapter-by-chapter / essay-by-essay synopsis and three sample chapters / essays.

For anthology of critical essays, please send your proposal with a 500 word abstract, a list of the articles to be submitted and the details of the corresponding contributors including their institutional affiliations, if any.

All submissions must be electronically typed — we do not accept handwritten proposals.  Each submission must contain your short biography of approximately 300 words and a covering letter (or e-mail if applicable) without which we shall be unable to consider the proposal.

Once received your proposal will be given full consideration by our experienced editorial board. You can expect a reply from us within 6-8 weeks. We also recommend you to keep a copy of your submission as no proposal will be returned. Once we like your proposal we shall ask you to submit the entire manuscript in hardcopy.

You can send your proposals either by e-mail attachment to response@romanbooks.co.in or by submitting a hardcopy to:

The Executive Editor
ROMAN Books
2nd Floor,
38/3, Andul Road,
Howrah - 711109.
WB, India.

 
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