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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From 1684 till the present, the Indian diaspora in South Africa has had a long history. But in the country of their origin, they remain synonymous with three points of identity: indenture, apartheid and Mahatma Gandhi. Through What Gandhi Didn’t See: Being Indian in South Africa, Zainab Priya Dala deftly lifts the veil on some of the many other facets of South African Indians, starting with the question: How relevant is Gandhi to them today?’ Indian Writers Forum carries an excerpt from What Gandhi Didn’t See: Being Indian in South Africa by Zainab Priya Dala.

Speaking Tiger authors Ravish Kumar, Kalpana Swaminathan, Upamanyu Chatterjee and Mark Tully participated at the Tata Literature Live! Click here to view album.

When the conflict was at its peak, Visier Meyasetsu Sanyu was living with his family of nine in the village of Khonoma. In this extract from his latest book, A Naga Odyssey: My Long Way Home, he narrates how in 1956, when he was five years old, his family fled their village out of fear of the Indian Army and sought refuge in the surrounding jungles, where they would remain in hiding for over two years.’ The Caravan Magazine carries an excerpt from A Naga Odyssey: My Long Way Home by Visier Meyasetsu Sanyü.

Reviews

‘Obesity is a low energy state. This description of obesity as an invisible illness marks the starting point of FAT: The Body, Food And Obesity, which undertakes a scientific exploration of our relationship with food. Authored by paediatric surgeons Dr Ishrat Syed and Dr Kalpana Swaminathan, FAT simplifies how the body feels about what we eat, rather than how our body looks, which is often the starting point of many appearance-driven health and beauty movements today.’ Book review of FAT: The Body, Food And Obesity by Dr Ishrat Syed and Dr Kalpana Swaminathan.

‘In a society where dietary preferences are being scrutinised by self-styled guardians and protectors of tradition, Haksar’s book makes for illuminating reading. An exploration of the deep-rooted connection between society and food, it is also an important reminder that not all is well with modern-day India.’ Book review of The Flavours of Nationalism: Recipes for Love, Hate and Friendship by Nandita Haksar.

‘Visier’s story is riveting, a saga of suffering, fortitude and perseverance interspersed with the Naga tales of struggle for freedom.’ Book review of A Naga Odyssey by Visier Meyasetsu Sanyü with Richard Broome .

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