Do you have a manuscript for Pratham Books? Will most children across India be able to read, comprehend and want to finish reading the story that you write? Does it have something charming and different from books already published in India?
Pratham Books publishes books that enrich the reading experience for a child. We receive many manuscripts each week. We select manuscripts based on several parameters. Selected stories may not have all of the following attributes, but we do look for engaging scripts that answer most of them. The parameters are indicative, and are subject to change depending on the content.
Must be original
Have an Indian setting
Potential to engage the child
Diversity in subject matter
Usage of language
Appropriateness for reading levels
Potential to lend itself to illustration
Prose preferred, as verse is difficult to translate across languages
Word Limit -
The word limits are indicative and depending on the content, could be more or less than the numbers mentioned here.
Level 1 books is 50-200,
Level 2 200-500,
Level 3-500 to 1000,
Level 4 - 1000 to 3000.
For further guidelines, please send a draft of a story to email@example.com, and our editorial team will reply with suggestions.
We evaluate manuscripts twice a year. Since we receive many manuscripts it is impossible to reply to each contributor with the reason for the non-inclusion on our list. If you haven't heard from us within two months, you may assume that we have not selected your manuscript.