Contact Us

Contact Us


  • Anyone with an original work of fiction or a translation proposal can contact us.
  • First, send a query giving an outline of the book and explaining its merits.
    • A brief biographical sketch of the author along with a synopsis and the first tenpages of the work will help us assess it better.
  • For translation from other languages, one needs to submit
    • A detailed summary of the book
    • Samples of previous work
    • Consent of the original author or the copyright holder.
  • If we find the submission interesting we will ask for the whole manuscript.
  • The response time varies depending on volumes of submissions.
    • There should be no phone calls or emails inquiring about thesubmission within the   first two months.
    • No author should approach us with a half-finished work.
  • A nonfiction writer is required to submit
    • A detailed proposal of the work explaining its scope and relevance.
      • Though we insist on a book being ready before the author contacts us, someone working on A biography,
    • Memoir
    • Project of historiography

can send a proposal when the work is still in progress.

  • We normally do not publish poetry or plays.
  • We prefer email submissions.
    • But authors can also take the postal route.
    • A visit to our offices without a prior appointment to inquire about submissions shouldbest be avoided.
  • We do not take responsibility for the loss of any material.
  • Every possible care is taken to assess the submission and get back to the author
    at the earliest.

For email submission: 


  • If you are interested in a career with us please write in strict confidence
    along with

    • Your CV
    • Samples of work
    • Details of past experience
  • Those willing to work on a part-time basis, should mention their
    • Areas of specialization
    • Qualifications
    • Experience
  • Editors, artists, designers and translators based elsewhere are welcome to write if they want to associate with us.

If you are one of them write to: 


Distributors, bookshops, store chains or exporters can inquire about business possibilities and trade terms.

Contact Us 

For snail mail :

Palimpsest Publishers
16 Community Centre
3rd Floor, Panchsheel Park
New Delhi  110 017

Telephone : +91 11 40503955 | +91 11 40503956

Email :

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