Reviewers: If you wish to be considered for reviewing Longman ESL/EFL
manuscripts, please download the Reviewer
Information Form here.
If you have an idea for a book, we are interested in hearing about it.
The following is a list of items Longman would like to see when you submit
an idea for consideration for publication.
1. A complete proposed
table of contents. This can consist of either:
Guidelines for Submitting a Prospectus for a Manuscript
- A formal outline,
- A list of part
and chapter titles with a paragraph describing proposed contents of
of the book. This is the most important part of the prospectus. In
it you are, in effect, "selling" your idea to the teacher and
the publisher, so it should have as much specific information as possible.
a. The reason
for writing the book (in other words, why do you think this book is necessary?)
b. A summary of the content. Include the skills, level, topics, if appropriate.
c. Approximate length of the book (the number of printed pages) and/or
number of chapters and length of chapters.
d. Approximate number of illustrations, photographs, and/or charts per
e. Approximate length of the time you need to complete your manuscript.
of the market and competition.
a. A profile
of the target audience. Please be as complete as possible. Include:
b. A comparison of
your book with the competition. Please select the best-selling books with
which yours will compete and briefly compare each book with yours, naming
strengths and weaknesses. (Why does your book need to be published in
addition to the others?)
- The age and
type of student who will benefit from your book.
- The kind of
class (level and skill if appropriate) in which your book will be
used, and the kind of program.
4. Two or three sample
chapters (paginated) that are representative of the book.
5. Please include
a copy of your current curriculum vitae or résumé.
Please do not
include your name or affiliation on the prospectus or sample manuscript.
If Longman sends your material out for review, the proposal should
your materials to:
10 Bank Street
White Plains, NY 10606
Fax: (914) 997-8115
Or you may e-mail
your submissions to:
Thank you for giving
Longman the opportunity to consider your prospectus.