Guidelines

This category can include a broad range of topics such as biography, history, popular science, sport and gardening, as well as books featuring photography and fine art.  

If your non-fiction submission is primarily text-based (e.g. biography, history): Please upload your entire manuscript (minimum 45,000 words) as a single Word or pdf file. It must include a table of contents. Samples of visual material (diagrams, photographs, illustrations) may be included using the ‘Photos or visual material upload’ section. You may upload up to 10 supporting images as jpg, gif, tiff or png files. If you have more than 10 images, choose only your best 10. 

If your non-fiction submission is primarily visual (e.g. a fully formed photography book or a book of botanical art): Please upload a fully outlined proposal of the book, with sample text if applicable, as well as a contents page. Use the ‘Photos or visual material upload’ section to upload a sample of your images – either multiple images as a single pdf file (preferred), or your best 10 images as high-resolution jpg, gif, tiff or png files. Please note that while we only request a sample of images, you will need to have in your own archives enough high-resolution visual content for a minimum of 100 pages. 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.