Balestier Academic

For academic monographs, journals, or open educational resources (OER), please send the proposals to editor@balestier.com


Translated Literature

Balestier Press welcome submissions of translated literature. For proposals of literary translation works, please send a synopsis, a sample translation with information about the author and the translator to editor@balestier.com for consideration.


For submission of book proposals for Balestier Press (except for Academic or Translated Literature titles), please follow the guidelines of our submission/review platform below:

Balestier Press and bibliodiversity

Do you have a complete manuscript ready to be published? Balestier Press aims to support (biblio)diversity in publishing and authors with original voices and unique ideas.

Through our submission/review platform (Biblio@Balestier), we aim to publish the best original works that may not initially have the market support for publication. Since authors are collaborating with the publisher on the finance (personal funds, institutional grants, or crowdfunding) and the editorial process, we can create high-quality books and make available with reviews/publicity. The authors get high royalties of 50% from the net income for all the formats including paperback, hardcover and e-book, and retains the rights of the book; and when there is another opportunity, the authors can always license the publication rights.

Types of original manuscripts we accept:

  1. Fiction fitting the range of Balestier Press titles
  2. Children’s books, picture books and graphic novels
  3. Creative non-fictions, memoirs, travelogues 
  4. Poetry and short stories
  5. Literary studies, the anthology
  6. Humanities, social and natural sciences for general audience 

Our judging criteria include whether the work is original, and whether the publication contributes to cultural diversity in the writing and publishing world.

How to submit?

There are two ways of submitting your manuscript:

  • Fill in the online form here.
  • Send us an email on the address biblio@balestier.com including your manuscript (or part of the manuscript), synopsis (up to 250 words) and a covering letter including your full name, address, phone number, email, and a brief bio.

NOTE: Your manuscript must be original, and written primarily in English. For formatting, please use Microsoft Word or equivalent.

Do you have any questions?

Contact us on biblio@balestier.com

We are looking forward to reading your manuscripts!