Manuscript Submission

Oxford University Press Pakistan is providing an exciting opportunity for all aspiring writers out there to have their stories published. We are currently welcoming manuscript submissions for children’s fiction. Most of our publications for children deal primarily with local settings/themes, and are for a target audience of primary to secondary readers.

In order to submit your manuscript(s) for consideration, please send the following information:


Author Details

Name, Job title, Address, Telephone number, Email address


Professional Details

Your degree and professional qualifications, previously published books (if any)


Brief Synopsis of the Book

What is the manuscript about? Provide a brief synopsis (2-3 sentences explaining what the story is about and who the main characters are). You should also mention the target age group and genre of your story.


Response Time

When you send us your submission, you’ll receive an automatic email acknowledging receipt.

Decision time regarding evaluation of manuscripts can vary from as little as a few weeks to several months. If the decision is favourable, a member of our editorial team will be in touch with you.

Please keep a copy of your submission. OUP is not responsible for any lost or misdirected manuscripts.


Preparing the Manuscript for Review

Use a large size of type (11 or 12 points). Double-space the text, and number each page. For hard copies, please do not bind your manuscript. Please print on one side of the sheet only.


Submission Guidelines

We are looking for stories written for younger readers. Below are some general guidelines regarding age groups and word count:

  • For young readers, aged 5-8, word length 550-4,000
  • For older readers, aged 8-10, word length 4,500-8000
  • For middle grade readers, aged 10-13, word length 8,500-10,000

For authors submitting more than one manuscript, stories which are part of a series (have the same character/setting/theme) are more likely to get accepted for publication. OUP Pakistan is currently not considering non-fiction, poetry, or photography books.


Submitting Your Manuscript

Please fill out the form below to send a manuscript for review by an editor. We respect your privacy, and will not share your personal information with any organization.


* Required Fields

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    We will only use your personal information to respond to your manuscript submission.


You can also send us a hard copy by mail to the following address:


Oxford University Press
No. 38, Sector 15
Korangi Industrial Area
Karachi-74900
Pakistan

Please state on the envelope: Manuscript Submission for Supplementary Readers. Ensure that it is a typed manuscript (not handwritten). You will be expected to submit a soft copy if the manuscript is approved for publication. Provide the answers to the questions in the Required Fields in a letter along with your manuscript(s).


Deadline

The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2019.

Please take note:

  • Each writer should submit no more than three stories.
  • Entries found to have been plagiarized or infringed other people's copyrights will be disqualified, and the authors will be barred from future content submission to OUP.