“How to submit a manuscript to Avalonia for consideration”
Avalonia is currently considering manuscript for publication in the Autumn/Winter 2018/2019.
PLEASE READ the following information carefully if you wish to submit your book project to Avalonia for consideration. Avalonia DOES NOT accept unsolicited manuscripts.
Avalonia is a small independent esoteric press based in the UK. Avalonia is known for publishing specialised works within the field of occult and magical research, the history of goddess spirituality, Pagan traditions, folk magic, ceremonial magic, Eastern mysticism, grimoires, witchcraft and related practices. If you are not familiar with two or more of the Avalonia titles, please first explore our catalogue and consider reading some of the Avalonia titles before deciding if your project is suitable for publication by ourselves.
Avalonia only accepts a small number of manuscripts for publication each year, in all instances these works will be selected on individual merit with the intention that it should fit within the existing catalogue.
Avalonia is currently considering manuscripts for publication in the Autumn / Winter of 2018/2019.
Content is important for Avalonia. Our readers are interested in scholarly material covering specialist areas related to the modern and ancient worship of Gods and Goddesses, the Western Mystery Tradition, folklore, the grimoire tradition and alternative/green living. Additionally practical work from established practitioners and teachers with an established following within the aforementioned subject areas might also be considered, especially if their work has an experiential (modern) approach, whilst being rooted in history or tradition.
Avalonia DOES NOT publish modern “spell books” or “books of shadows”, channelled or received texts, works which are attacks on other works, beliefs or traditions, poetry or art books, children books, personal journeys, fiction or books on topics which does not fit within that outlined above.
Avalonia prefers to work with authors who:
- have previously published work,
- have an established (3-5000 monthly views, or 3000+ followers/likes) social media presence,
- are familiar with two or more of our current catalogue titles,
- are aware that successful non-fiction author are both able and willing to promote their work to their readership, have a genuine passion and knowledge of their subject and want to convey this to their readership.
Still feel that your work will suit the Avalonia catalogue? Still interested in publishing with Avalonia?
Great, I look forward to hearing from you!
In the first instance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with an outline (200-300 words) of the project you would like us to consider. Include with this an author biography, detailing your previous work and experience; as well as an overview of the kind of readers your work is aimed at, and details of any competing works.
How to prepare (format) your Manuscript: Avalonia prefers to receive manuscripts in MSWord format. Images should be supplied separately, preferably as JPEG at 300dpi, interior images will be converted to grayscale. Keep formatting simple: use only bold, underline and italics, and “normal”. Please use the “footnote” function to insert footnotes. If your manuscript is accepted for publication it will be typeset into a style suitable for publication by Avalonia.
Also please note: Avalonia is a small independent publisher, and is unable to pay advances. Our authors are paid a generous royalty on sales, bi-annually, but there are no guarantees of earnings. Furthermore, Avalonia is driven by a desire for knowledge and expansion of the esoteric horizons, not by profit alone.
DO NOT send attachments – we will hit “delete” at once.
DO NOT send us your manuscripts in the post – it will go straight into the recycling if you do.