Submissions

Speaking Tiger accepts unsolicited manuscripts for fiction and general non-fiction works in the English language.

How to submit?

  1. E-mail a query letter with a brief synopsis of your work and three sample chapters, if it is fiction OR a detailed proposal with chapter outlines, if it is non-fiction to editorial@speakingtiger.com.
  2. If your work interests us we will ask for the full manuscript, hardcopy of which should be mailed to this address:
    Speaking Tiger
    4381/4, Ansari Road, Darya Ganj,
    New Delhi-110002,
    India.
  3. Please do not send the full manuscript unless requested for.

Ensure

That your name and contact information are clearly and prominently printed.

That the submission is so formatted and printed that it can be easily read.

Note

We will need at least six to eight weeks to evaluate your initial submission and three months to evaluate the full manuscript if requested for. Request for the full manuscript is not a commitment to publish and the decision to accept or reject your proposal is the company’s alone.

We will get in touch with you should we decide to take the proposal forward.

Rejected submissions will not be re-evaluated.

Retain a copy of your work. Speaking Tiger will not be liable for any loss or damage to the submitted work nor will the company return unsolicited or rejected manuscripts to the author.

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We, at Speaking Tiger are deeply saddened by the demise of veteran journalist, human rights activist and author Kuldeep Nayar. We express our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

‘“Where is it written that a Bhangi’s son must become a Bhangi?”

“In our poverty. In our dharma. In our country.”

“What dharma? If it breaks a person and turns him into an animal, is that dharma? In this country that invests greater significance in a stone than in a human being? I will not heed such a dharma. If it has given us only this poverty, this deprivation, then it behoves us to reject it. But we are not going to do that. I will. Just let me pass my examinations…’

Scroll carries an excerpt from When I Hid My Caste: Stories by Baburao Bagul.

‘He looked at me and I saw the tears leaking out of his eyes. His nose was starting to run, as though the tears were trying to find an alternate route. “But I need to tell you, I can’t lie anymore…” his voice was tiny, like a whisper. But a very broken one.’ Scroll carries an excerpt from Paro Anand’s new book The Other: Stories of Difference.

Reviews

‘It’s not an unreasonable expectation from a work that is an urgent reminder to democracies about the germs they are carrying within. A reminder that autocracy is often caused by a docile and obedient mind, and it takes very little for a democracy to slip into the totalitarian mode. In true Gandhian spirit, Jahanbegloo’s book is a contemplative essay but it also calls upon citizens to display an immediate and thoughtful disobedience.’ Book review of ‘The Disobedient Indian: Towards a Gandhian Philosophy of Dissent’ by Ramin Jahanbegloo.

‘A collection of rarely heard stories of women who take up the gun, from five troubled regions of India.’ Book review of She Goes to War: Women Militants of India by Rashmi Saksena.

‘From Ayyappan to celibacy, from sambandhams to dargahs, parks and sexology, Infinite Variety; A History of Desire in India by Madhavi Menon looks at them all with an erudition that cuts across categories. The author blends serious scholarship with a deep understanding of popular culture, folk lore, myth, religion and worship, and ‘Indian’ ways of both seeing and unseeing.’ Book review of Infinite Variety: A History of Desire in India by Madhavi Menon.

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