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Writing for us

Please read the Submissions Guidelines below before sending us your proposal. 


Submissions

The History Press welcomes submissions from both new and established authors – if you’ve got a great historical story to tell then we’d love to hear from you.


So how do I submit?

All new book ideas should be sent to web@thehistorypress.co.uk. Please do not email us your complete manuscript but instead a synopsis of no more than 200 words and a short biographical note. Please also include your full contact details - name, title, email address, postal address and telephone number. 


What should the synopsis include?

The synopsis you submit should clearly demonstrate:

  • The concept 
  • The target audience
  • What makes your book appealing (this is particularly important for memoirs/personal diaries)
  • The book’s unique selling points (why will someone choose your work over a competitor’s?)
  • A proposed word count (don’t worry if you haven’t written it yet, just estimate)
  • A proposed number of illustrations (and proposed sources)

 
What should I put in my biographical note?

This section is your opportunity for you to tell us a bit about yourself. Points helpful in this area are:

  • Why you are qualified to write this book, to include details of previous publications
  • Your involvement in key societies, events and enthusiast communities for your subject area
  • Any experience you have in public speaking (such as radio interviews or giving lectures)
  • Any links with newspapers and media that could help you market your book

 

How long until I hear back from you?

You can expect a reply within 6 weeks of your proposal. If 6 weeks has passed and you have not heard from us, then do feel free to drop us an email at web@thehistorypress.co.uk enquiring on its status.


What happens next?

If we decide to take your idea forward, the relevant commissioning editor will send you a questionnaire to learn more about you and your book.

  

We look forward to hearing from you.