submission guidelines

BUMBLE BOOKS SUBMISSIONS

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PRINT MATTERS SUBMISSIONS

Publishing Print Matters welcomes submissions from authors and agents of manuscripts relevant to its imprints: Print Matters (art & craft), Print Matters Planet (environment), Print Matters 

Print Matters Art & Craft and Heritage submissions

Please remember, Print Matters (art & craft) only considers publication of books on South African Art and Craft with a specific focus on those artists and craftspeople who have been overlooked or marginalised by fashion, politics or commercialism.

Our selection process favours a non-academic approach with an emphasis on multi-narrative texts - for example, the story of an artist's creative development seen against personal, social and political history.

General manuscript publication proposals:

PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE COMPLETE MANUSCRIPT

Please ensure that your name and book title appear as a running head at the top of each page.
Please do not email photographic images of your subject's artwork.
All material submitted must be available in electronic format eg Microsoft Word etc

1.   SYNOPSIS:

·         one page overview - 300 words max. double line-spaced

·         your book in a paragraph - 100 words max. double line-spaced

·         your book in a sentence - 10 -15 words max. double line-spaced

2.      CHAPTER-BY-CHAPTER OUTLINE

·         chapter title (if applicable) and essence - 50 words max. per chapter double line-spaced

3.      SAMPLE CHAPTERS

·         3 sample chapters OR maximum 50 pages - double line-spaced

4.      ABOUT YOU

·         why are you right for writing this story - max 100 words max. double line-spaced

·         what do you personally or professionally add value to the writing of this book - 100 words max. double line-spaced not a cv, please

5.      MARKET/READERSHIP

·         who is your reader?

·         how do you see your book?

·         does your book have any competitive publications?

·         why is your book important and what value will it add?

6.      CLOSING PAGE

·         how long to complete

·         word count

·         any  photographs or illustrations (maps etc)

·         does your text quote verbatim from published texts and/or interview sources

 

Please note: Print Matters does not supply Readers' Reports on submitted manuscripts.

Submissions may be sent by e-mail to info@printmatters.co.za.

Please allow at least six to eight weeks for a response.

Robin Stuart-Clark

Commissioning Editor.