For a good many years, Alma was one of the only independent publishers in the UK to accept unsolicited manuscripts. Unfortunately we are no longer able to consider contemporary fiction, and we are currently closed for submissions. Since this is our current policy, please do not submit your sample either by email or by post. If we are able to revert this position in the future, an update will be posted to this page.

If you are a translator wishing to submit your own work for publication, please note that we are currently only considering translations of classic literature. You can send us a proposal by post, including your CV and a sample from the original text. If you would like your material to be returned in case of rejection, please enclose a stamped SAE with your proposal, or – due to the high volume of submissions – we won’t be able to return your manuscript. Please allow up to six weeks for a reply. Submissions should be sent to the address below and marked for the attention of ‘The Publisher’.

We welcome proposals and ideas for our Classics list. Please email us your ideas and one of our editors will get back to you. If your idea is selected for publication, we’ll acknowledge your name in the book and send you two complimentary copies once the book is published.

The Publisher
Alma Books Ltd
Thornton House
Thornton Road
Wimbledon Village
London SW19 4NG