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Gyaana Books wants submissions

This one's still on the Gyaana Books site, so we assume it's still on. 

Gyaana Books plans to publish:

Fiction: literary novels, pulp fiction, chick lit, short stories

Mythology, fables, and folktales for adults

Non-fiction narratives/books of general interest: autobiography, biography, memoirs, leisure, humour, travel, culture, etc. Please send your proposal to Gyaana Books via email ( Your proposal should contain:

A synopsis of your work, whether fiction or non-fiction (not more than one side of an A4 sheet), highlighting the main points/USPs of your work.

The first two chapters.

About a paragraph on a separate sheet, telling us about the primary and secondary markets for your book, as well as sales potential elsewhere.

A brief CV (one side of an A4 sheet), and about 50-80 words on your areas of interest, and things you feel strongly about.

All these should be typed neatly, with at least a two-line space separating the paragraphs. Please use an easily readable font (10-12 pt). Please provide your address, email ID, and phone number on the first page of your document.

Please do not send us the complete manuscript at this point.

Once your proposal has been approved, we will ask you to send us the complete manuscript (hard copy and soft copy). The details will be provided to you at that point.

Please give us six to eight weeks to get back to you from the date of receipt of the proposal. Repeated reminders over email/phone will not accelerate the process.

Please keep a copy of all the documents you send us. It may not be possible for us to return the submitted material.

Please do not send us a proposal if you have already submitted the manuscript to another publisher for consideration.

Once the final script has been accepted, the terms and conditions (as per the contract) will be discussed with you


Mint Lounge's poetry corner

As you may know, Mint Lounge publishes poetry every alternate weekend. Here's how to submit.

The poems can be emailed to
The language is English, and as for adult themes, unfortunately there are restrictions in language---the usual ones, considered "swear words" are banned. 
Anybody from anywhere in the world can contribute.
The word length is about 120 words or less.


Wisdom Tree wants senior editors

From Nayantara Roy, publishing manager at Wisdom Tree:

Wisdom Tree is looking for full time senior editors to be based out of New Delhi for its non-fiction as well as the upcoming fiction list..

Mail her at nayantara.wisdomtree AT 

Elle Fiction Awards

From Chinmayee Manjunath, Senior Editor at Elle

For two years now, ELLE has been publishing fiction by some of the best writers there are.
And we’re giving you a chance to join their ranks.
Be a contender for the ELLE FICTION AWARDS

Shortlisted stories will be judged by the editors of the country’s leading publishing houses:
HarperCollins India, Penguin Books India, Picador India, Random House India and Westland Books

The six winning stories will be featured in ELLE
And each winning writer will receive Rs 5,000 worth of books

Make this your first resolution for 2010:
• The contest is open to residents of India who are above
18 years of age.
• The story must be original and previously unpublished work.
• Each entry must be a maximum of 2,500 words.
• The story must be typed in double-space and sent as a
Microsoft Word file to
(There is no entry fee.)
• The last date for entries is 28th February, 2010.
• Winners will be announced in the May 2010 issue of ELLE.
• ELLE is not responsible for returning unsolicited material.

Content Yogi is hiring SEO Content Writers

From Anupam Ramanna of Content Yogi

Content Yogi is a team of passionate professionals catering to the global market with world class content solutions to a clientele that is spread across the globe and from various vertical. Our team of Yogis are a happy bunch of upcoming professionals who are career focused and contribute to enable growth of the organization while adding value to their own profiles.
We create and continuously strive to maintain a healthy working environment. We have an open and merit-based atmosphere at all levels of the organization, where professionals have an obligation to dissent on views or make suggestions for mutual growth.
We believe in having a culture to encourage meritocracy and empowerment. Rapid career growth leading to roles of high responsibility and authority come within a short span of being a part of Content Yogi. Decision making, enhancing leadership, and team building skills further provide a holistic management experience. We highly value the entrepreneurial spirit in employees and encourage them to build new processes and actively share best practices. We always strive to maintain a highly performance driven work environment that promotes participative leadership and ownership among employees.
We are currently hiring ‘SEO Article writers’ for our Bangalore office.

Job Description ;
    * Write articles, blogs, newsletters and reviews that captures audience interest.
    * Develop content per customers' guidelines ensuring content has appropriate keyword density, grammar usage, word count, etc.
    * To be adept with American English standards.

Desired Candidate Profile ;
    * Excellent written communication skills, a strong vocabulary, good reading and comprehension skills.
    * Flair for spontaneous & creative-writing.
    * Ability to work individually on a project.
    * Ability to rephrase and modify articles and write-ups.
    * High level of focus and concentration with an attention for detail.
    * Experience in Content writing is preferable.

Rewards / Remuneration
INR 72,000 to INR 1,00,00 P.A.

Contact information:
Call Aarthi Sringeri at 0-93791-90280

See for more info on the company.

Zubaan wants spec-fic stories

From Anil Menon

Zubaan Books is pleased to issue a submissions call for "The Speculative Ramayana," an anthology of spec-fic stories that use the Ramayana in "an essential and innovative way." The anthology will be edited by Anil Menon andVandana Singh.

Guidelines and resource links are available at:


Briefly, we're looking for kickass literary stories with a speculative bent, between 2K-7K words. 
The deadline's June 1, 2010, the payment's Rs. 1000 (~$25), and publication date is set for February 2011.


Courtesy :- Caferati

Posted: Monday, December 14, 2009 - 1 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]
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Getting Published

Manuscript submissions (

Each of our trade publishers has its own guidelines for manuscript submissions.

Hodder & Stoughton, Orion Publishing Group, and Hachette Children’s Books unfortunately cannot accept unsolicited manuscripts. If you are seeking publication, it is recommended you appoint an agent to represent you.

Little, Brown Book Group strongly prefers submissions to be sent via an agent. However, it does occasionally accept unsolicited material. To submit a proposal, please send a letter of enquiry outlining the work to: Submissions Department, Little, Brown Book Group, 100 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DY. For more information on Little, Brown’s submission guidelines, please visit the Little, Brown website at

Headline Publishing Group recommends that submissions be sent via an agent, but does consider unsolicited material. To submit a proposal please send a letter outlining the work to: Submissions Editor, Editorial Department, Headline Publishing Group, 338 Euston Road, London NW1 3BH. For more detailed submission guidelines please visit the Headline Publishing Group website at
You can obtain a list of agents through the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook (published by A & C Black) and The Writer's Handbook (published by Macmillan). Alternatively you can search for literary agents on the Internet.

We regret that we aren't able to recommend a specific agent, but we hope you are successful in finding a suitable publisher for your manuscript and we thank you for thinking of Hachette UK.

Links for potential writers

The Literary Consultancy

2nd Floor
C/o Diorama Arts
34 Osnaburgh Street
London NW1 3ND


Writers resource and rights marketplace


Provides listings, factsheets on publishing and getting published, plus book news

Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

Guidelines for and examples of rhetorical devices


The magazine for women who write. Advice and inspiration; news, reviews, interviews; competitions and grants

Credo Reference

Reference search engine

Writer Services

Provides guidelines to publishers; includes a list of UK literary agents


A place to upload, read and discuss poems and short stories

The Frontlist

Writers submit a synopsis and two consecutive chapters of up to 3,000 words per chapter. They critique the work of others and have their own work critiqued. Each month, the best are referred to either The Friday Project or agency A M Heath

You Write On

Authors submit opening chapters, between 6,000 and 10,000 words, for peer-review. Top five best-reviewed each month receive a free critique from a professional agent or editor. Sponsored by Arts Council England

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Cedar Books wants authors
This one's from Neha Gupta, who seems to like us. Or rather, all of you who wrote to her the last time we carried a Listing for her. :)
I introduce myself as Neha Gupta, Commissioning Editor, Cedar Books, Delhi. We are a fiction imprint of one of the oldest and most reputed publishers of India, Pustak Mahal.
As many of you may recall, two months back we had invited submissions from writers all across the country through Caferati. The response was overwhelming and we signed novels with five budding and unpublished authors just within a span of two months. Talks regarding the terms and conditions are in progress with a few writers too.
Exploring new talent and providing them a platform to showcase their expertise has been the aim of Cedar Books, and we are happy that we are progressing steadily in this direction.
We are now again looking for some good manuscripts (only novels, no short stories please).
Though we are not looking at any particular genre, preference will be given to those set against the backdrop of some major political event, especially post independence. But this is no rule as such. Other genres are also more than welcome.
Please write to me at with a brief synopsis of the novel, chapter outline, 3-5 sample chapters and a brief author’s profile.
Neha Gupta
Commissioning Editor,
Pustak Mahal
Ph: 011-23272783/84 (Ext. 129)

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 Publish with us

Please email your bio-data, a detailed synopsis of your book and three sample chapters to The three chapters put together should be of 1500 words only. If they exceed the prescribed word limit, please send a hard copy to:

Rupa & Co.

7/16, Ansari Road
Darya ganj
New Delhi – 110 002


1.       Ensure that your name and contact details are clearly stated on the first page of your proposal.

2.     If you are sending a hard copy, ensure that the proposal is typed on plain white paper, double spaced, and uses only one side of the page. The font used should be clear and large so that it can be read easily.

3.     Please allow us at least three to four weeks for evaluating your proposal. If you haven’t heard from us after four weeks and wish to know about the status of your submission, please send us an e-mail or write to us at the address mentioned above and we shall get back to you immediately. Please do not call us to enquire about the status of your manuscript or proposal.

4.     Please do not send your original manuscript as we do not return submissions. It would be advisable to keep an extra copy with you.

5.     Authors who submit their manuscripts should put in their queries via email at Phone calls or personal meeting of any kind before the acceptance of the manuscript would not be entertained.