Submission Guideline

ROMAN Books is an award-winning independent publisher. We publish fiction, non-fiction, poetry and contemporary literary criticism by acclaimed and debut authors from all over the globe. We have two imprints—ROMAN Books publishes literary fiction, literary criticism, collector’s editions and academic titles, and Quintus publishes general trade fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

We have offices in London and Kolkata. We have a global sales network based in India, UK and USA. Our books are available in all major bookstores in India, UK and USA.

WE ARE NOT A SELF-PUBLISHING COMPANY OR VANITY PRESS. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY SELF-PUBLISHING OR VANITY PUBLISHING PROPOSALS. Such submissions will be rejected immediately.

We do make relevant investment in sales, marketing and promotion of accepted manuscripts with active support and involvement from the author. This varies from title to title.

We are currently accepting submission for the following:

FOR NEW AUTHORS: We would consider submissions from those debut, unpublished and new authors whose works need considerable editing AND who can take the additional editorial service offered by us. Please contact us for further details. If you are a debut or a new author (with little or no sales history) you should submit your manuscript only if you can take our additional editing service. We won’t be able to consider the submission otherwise.

FOR ESTABLISHED AUTHORS: We welcome submissions from established authors. Please give us a complete details of your previously published titles with full details of its sales history. If accepted, we shall do necessary investment in editing, marketing and promotion of your title for publication.

Please send COMPLETE MANUSCRIPTS and not sample chapters. All submissions must be electronically typed — we do not accept handwritten manuscripts.  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 submission.

Once received your submission will be given full consideration by our experienced editorial board. You can expect a reply from us within 6-8 weeks.

Please send your submission by e-mail attachment to [email protected]. This is our central submission e-mail address and please do not copy your submission to other e-mail addresses.