Multiple Submissions

Once you are ready to submit your manuscript, you may wish to submit it to more than one publisher, in which case you should take the following steps:

  • In your covering letter, state that it is a multiple submission. You do not have to indicate the names of the other publishers to whom you have submitted the manuscript.
  • You must give the publisher a reasonable period to consider the manuscript, and a deadline should be stated in your letter. We suggest three months.
  • You must not accept an offer from any other publisher until after the deadline has passed or without giving the other publishers the opportunity to make a counter-offer.