Marshall Cavendish International

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Manuscript Submission

Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts by email to

Manuscripts are to be typed and page-numbered, and accompanied with a sheet containing the following information:

  • Date and title of submission
  • Synopsis, an outline of the entire work and the estimated final length/word count/number of recipes
  • Genre and description of intended readership (target market) with points on competing titles and how your book differs from others in the market
  • Author’s name and contact details; websites, blogs, and social media links, if any
  • Author bio, listing publication history, writing awards, relevant qualifications and experience
  • Additional sales and marketing channels, if any
  • Stage of manuscript completion

For fiction and narrative/creative non-fiction titles, including inspirational memoirs, travel writing and crime, please send the first 10,000 words of text or the full manuscript and the table of contents.

For non-fiction titles, including business, politics, biographies, history and parenting, please send a table of contents and brief chapter summaries, along with the opening three chapters or the full manuscript. Please also include samples of visual material (photos, illustrations, maps, charts) where applicable.

For children and young adult titles, including picture books, books for emerging readers and middle school books, please send the complete text and sample illustrations.

For culinary titles, including all instructional cooking manuals and recipe books, please send the full contents list, including the introduction, basics, how-tos and final line-up, along with five recipe samples complete with photographs.



Please read the following carefully before submitting your manuscript to Marshall Cavendish International.

Submission Disclaimer
In submitting your manuscript to Marshall Cavendish International, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

  1. Your submission does not constitute an agreement in any form between you and Marshall Cavendish International.
  2. Your submission does not commit nor oblige Marshall Cavendish International to develop or accept your manuscript for publication. 
  3. Marshall Cavendish International is entitled to either reject your manuscript or shortlist it for further consideration, such shortlisting when communicated to you, which may or may not include requesting further information, does not constitute an agreement between you and Marshall Cavendish International. 
  4. If Marshall Cavendish International is interested to contact you regarding your manuscript, it will be through the contact information provided with your submission and it is your responsibility to ensure the accuracy of your contact details. The contact details that you provide will be used solely for the purpose of contacting you with regards to your manuscript submission and will not be used or disseminated for any other purpose.
  5. Marshall Cavendish International has no obligation to contact you or follow up with you on your submission. While all submissions are carefully considered and reviewed, we are unable to respond to each and every submission directly. If you do not hear from us within two months from the date of your submission, this would indicate that we do not wish to proceed further with your submission.
  6. If Marshall Cavendish International is interested to accept your manuscript for publication, a publishing contract will be offered to you, and unless and until such contract is signed by you and Marshall Cavendish International, there is no duty, obligation, responsibility or liability of any kind on Marshall Cavendish International with regards to your submitted manuscript.
  7. Marshall Cavendish International may have already considered or started to develop a manuscript of similar concept to your manuscript prior to your submission.
  8. Submission of a manuscript to Marshall Cavendish International will be governed by and construed in accordance with Singapore law and any dispute arising out of or in connection with such a submission will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts.