Manuscript Submissions

Manuscript Submissions

 

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

 
What we publish
We publish books, journals, articles, museum catalogues, promotional material and governmental and corporate reports. Please refer to our Publishing page for details.
 
Non-english authors
Have you published a book in a language other than English? Would you like to publish your book in English with us?
 
First of all, you should confirm with your publisher that you own the rights to the translation of your book or if you can get them (back) from your publisher.
 
We can consider the translation into English and the publication of an original written in a language other than English ONLY IF IT HAS ALREADY BEEN PUBLISHED in that language. We do not accept manuscripts in languages other than English if they have not yet been published.
 
If you have published your book in any language other than English and you wish to have it translated into English and published with us, please send us: 
  1. A PDF copy of your book or a hard copy of the printed book. 
  2. Full information about yourself and your work (one to two pages, preferably in English). 
  3. A brief synopsis of the book (two pages, preferably in English).
If you cannot provide points 2 and 3 in English, you may provide them in one of the other official EU languages (e.g. French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish).
 
We may also ask you to send us the book in the original language for us to read and review in that language. 
 
Our critical review of the book will be 200 words long. This will be a helpful critical appraisal, not simply an acceptance or rejection. We guarantee to reply within six weeks of your submission.
 
If the review is favourable we will send you a publishing agreement and discuss possible issues regarding the translation of your work.
 
The cost of reviewing is available on request.
 
Debut english authors
We look out for exciting works by debut authors in both adult and children’s books, but we can only publish books that we believe will be appreciated by our readers. 
 
Experienced editors working with us and with major publishing houses in the Oxford area will assess your manuscript and decide whether it can be published. They may also make detailed editorial suggestions before a possible second submission. 
 
Our critical review of the book will be a helpful critical appraisal, not simply an acceptance or rejection. We guarantee to reply within six weeks of your submission.
 
The cost of reviewing is available on request.
 
If your work is accepted for publication with us, we will send you a publishing agreement and discuss possible issues regarding the translation of your work if it is not in English. 
 
How to submit your manuscript
Please send them by email only to the following address: submissions@interlinguae.com, writing “SUBMISSION/YOUR NAME/TITLE” in the subject line. 
 
Please do not phone us about your submission: your work will have to be self-explanatory. Your introductory email should include 
  1. The work itself 
  2. Full information about yourself and your work. 
  3. A brief synopsis (two pages maximum). 
Please name the attachments accordingly. 
 
Before sending us your manuscript, please make sure it complies with our Manuscript Format and Style Guidelines.
 

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT AND STYLE guidelines

 
Format
Your manuscript must be submitted as a single Microsoft Word file. Please do not divide your manuscript into multiple files. 
 
Layout and characters
Ensure that the layout is as clear and simple as possible. Use a single typeface throghout the manuscript (e.g. Arial, Times New Roman), with double line spacing, no headers or footers (other than page numbers).
 
Headings
Chapter headings and subheadings should be clearly differentiated. This can be done by using different font sizes or styles (e.g. all caps for chapter titles, bold for subheadings), or by using Word’s embedded styles. 
 
Notes
We accept footnotes, chapter endnotes or book endnotes. 
 
Punctuation
Use one character space between sentences. Do not add a character space before punctuation (i.e. before commas, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, quotation marks, colons or semi-colons). Do leave a character space before brackets, but not within brackets – e.g. (23). 
 
Spelling
Do a complete 'Spell Check' of your work before you submit it by using the Microsoft Word spell-check function. Authors can choose to follow either American or British spelling, but their choice must be consistent throughout the text. 
 
Grammar and style
Check your text for grammar and stylistic mistakes by using the Microsoft Word grammar and style check function.