The History Press, Ireland is always happy to hear from authors, local history societies, photographers, schools and libraries interested in pursuing a local history publishing project.
As of January 2010, we are also now accepting submissions for historical fiction.
Please read the information below prior to sending an email.
Email submissions and queries to Ronan Colgan - firstname.lastname@example.org
For non-fiction, our submission guidelines are as follows:
An approximate word count
An approximate number of images which you would include
A synopsis of the book (300 words would be fine)
A contents page (this gives us an idea of the structure)
A sample chapter
A date when you could make final delivery of the finished work
These guidelines allow us to assess each proposal as quickly as possible, but please allow approximately four weeks for us to respond to you.
Some of our current series include:
Images of Ireland
Books in our Images of Ireland series are usually compiled by a person, or small group of people, with access to a collection of archive images of the local area or related to the topic. No experience is necessary and we offer as much editorial support as is needed. In general we require 200 archive images, each accompanied by an appropriate caption of around 30-70 words. The overall text length is between 12-15,000 words.
For historical fiction submissions, please send a synopsis of your work, together with at least one sample chapter, including the first chapter.