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Works of fiction and non-fiction across most genres from unpublished and published writers or authors for physical and/or digital publication.

Not accepting (with apologies):

  • Screenplays
  • Poetry
  • Erotica
  • Songs
  • Works less than 20,000 words long (except children’s books)

Manuscript submissions

Please include the following with the manuscript:

  • Author’s bio, with:
    • Writer’s name
    • Contact information
      • Mailing address
      • E-mail address (if applicable)
      • Phone number
      • Optional: URL of web site, blog or Facebook
  • Genre (fiction/non-fiction)
  • Synopsis (not more than 1,500 words long)
  • Any additional information about the book

Manuscript formatting guidelines

  • Page size: A4
  • Page margins: one-inch (2.5cm) all around
  • Double spacing for lines
  • Fonts: 12-point Times New Roman

Before you submit, ensure that:

  • All necessary sections of the manuscript—prologue, acknowledgements, author’s note, introduction, indexes, etc., whichever are applicable—are included.
  • Spelling, grammar and facts are thoroughly checked.
  • Your name and contact details are correct.
  • If the manuscript includes illustrations, photographs, drawings and the like, include copies of those materials. Please DO NOT submit the originals.
  • You are sending the right version of the manuscript, and not the early drafts.

If you’re submitting via mail:

  • Ensure you have the correct mailing address.
  • If the softcopy file(s) you are submitting is too big for e-mail and you are sending them in a USB thumb drive, please ensure the drive works and is free of computer viruses.
  • If you want your materials returned, please include a stamped and self-addressed envelope, and ensure that the return address (i.e., yours) is correct.

How to send

For manuscripts/complete books

Send softcopy (such as Word documents, PDF files) to mphpublishing@mph.com.my or you can utilise the form at the SUBMIT E-MANUSCRIPT button on the main page. 

For hardcopy manuscripts

Kindly mail to this address:

MPH Group Publishing Sdn Bhd
Lot 1, 1st Floor, Bangunan TH
No 5, Jalan Bersatu, Section 13/4
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

Note: Hardcopy manuscripts and all other material (such as USB thumb drives) submitted by post are non-returnable. Please include a stamped and self-addressed envelope if you wish to have the materials mailed back to you.

Turnaround times

Evaluation of submissions takes up to 4 weeks. If you do not hear from us by then, you may assume that we feel your manuscript is not ready for publication.

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