Thank you for your interest in Duckworth Books Ltd. Our current areas of focus are memoir and biography, popular science, psychology, history and historical fiction. At the moment we aren’t accepting submissions that don’t adhere to our publishing areas.

We regularly receive a large volume of submissions so to help us make a decision please enclose the following:

  • A one page synopsis of the manuscript highlighting the main story line, interesting selling points, how the book fills a gap or complements books already on the market
  • Two to three sample chapters or better yet the completed manuscript
  • Your CV outlining any associated books published, awards or writing experience

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