Monsoon Books uses an online submissions management system to store and track author submissions. This system also enables authors to track all of their submissions from a single sign-in (first-time users will need to set up a free account).
Below are the categories that are currently open for submissions. If you have any queries regarding the submissions process, please email Monsoon Books at email@example.com.
Unsolicited manuscripts with Asian, particularly Southeast Asian, themes are welcomed from agents as well as published and unpublished authors.
• Please include with your submission an outline of your work, a brief bio and a list of three comparative titles in the market.
• We accept partial and full manuscripts but we prefer the latter.
• We are currently not accepting poetry for publication, sorry.
Please allow Monsoon’s editorial team 8 weeks to evaluate your submission. If you do not hear from anybody within 8 weeks, please email us. Monsoon Books does not offer a manuscript appraisal service. Due to the large number of submissions we receive, we are unable to offer a critique of rejected submissions. There are plenty of specialist manuscript appraisal agencies available, most of which have an online presence and can be found using regular internet search engines.
On the back of the success in print and digital form of “Crime Scene: Singapore”, Monsoon Books has now started a new ebook series of crime fiction shorts set in Asia. Budding crime writers who would like to submit short stories set anywhere in Asia can do so here.
Update: we have already received enough submissions (from Singapore, India, Japan, Thailand, Korea and more) for the first volume and are now accepting submission for the second volume.
Monsoon Books is looking to add more volumes to the “Best of Asian Erotica” series, a successful ebook series of literary erotica set in Asia. Join fellow contributors Stephen Leather, John Burdett, Alison Lester, O Thiam Chin, Dawn Farnham, Amir Muhammed, Miss Izzy and many more well-known and new authors writing about Asia. There are currently two volumes in this series:
If you a have an erotic short story set anywhere in Asia which you would like to submit to Monsoon Books, please do so here.