Submission guidelines

If you are looking to submit a manuscript please view our submission guidelines shown below:

We are happy to accept unsolicited submissions but due to the high volume of proposals we receive, are unable to acknowledge receipt. Please take time to read the submission guidelines below. Also note that we publish books in the following subject areas: fashion, design, textile art, practical art, architecture, chess and puzzles, and British heritage and history.

Submissions should contain a proposed outline, chapter outline and a sample chapter if available, accompanied by a cover letter containing your name, address and other contact details. Please include a stamped, addressed envelope to enable us to respond to you.

Post submissions and general queries to the ‘Batsford Publisher’ with the address:

Pavilion Books, 1 Gower Street, London WC1E 6HD

We do not accept handwritten proposals. All work should be typed and double-spaced. Pages should be numbered if possible.

Although we take great care with all material we receive, it is not advisable to send us the only copy of your manuscript and any illustrations because we do not accept responsibility for any material sent. All submissions are sent at owner’s risk.