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Manuscript Submissions

Author Focus


If you'd like to publish a book with us, please read the submission criteria below. 


Please note: we appreciate your submissions, but we are not able to send back any manuscripts or materials, mainly because of the volumes we receive.
 

Submission Criteria

 

Fiction

We try not to be too prescriptive, but here are some basics. We prefer hard copy submissions, printed on white A4 papers and on one side only. Double spacing is preferred as it is easiest to read. Pages should be numbered and it helps to insert the title of your manuscript at the top of each page as header.

Please do not send sole original copies of manuscripts as we cannot be held responsible for their return.

Include the following:

• A covering letter containing an outline of the contents and the target market
• A short author biography
• Please target your submission to the imprint that you think is most likely to publish your manuscript. Browse bookshops or libraries for a clear idea of what each imprint publishes.
• Please send the entire manuscript.

Submissions can be sent to:

Fiction Department
NB Publishers
PO Box 879
Cape Town
8000


Non-fiction

Submission Criteria

Aspiring authors may submit nonfiction proposals (note: poetry, novels and drama must be submitted to the fiction department) for consideration but those that do not meet the following guidelines will be rejected. You need to include:

1. Contact details and biographical information about yourself in 400 words or less.
2. A short synopsis of the manuscript in 400 words or less.
3. A short description of the intended market for the manuscript of 400 words or less.
4. An outline of the manuscript or a table of contents.
5. At least one chapter.

We prefer that you email us, while hard-copy submissions should be printed on white A4 paper. Please make an effort to write in clear, concise language and check spelling and grammar. We do not return submissions so do not send sole original copies of manuscripts.

We receive many manuscript so please allow three to six month for us to contact you. If the manuscript has potential, an editor may ask for more chapters or information before deciding if we want to publish it.

Electronic nonfiction submissions should be mailed to Abdeah.Davis@nb.co.za.

Submissions can be sent to:

Non-Fiction Department
NB Publishers
PO Box 879
Cape Town
8000


 

 
 

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