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Submission Guidelines

If you are interested in submitting a book query, proposal, or manuscript to Shambhala for consideration, please read the following guidelines:

To send a book proposal, include a synopsis of the book, a table of contents or outline, a copy of the author’s résumé or some other brief biographical statement, along with two or three sample chapters (they do not need to be in consecutive order). The chapters should be double-spaced.

If you want any of your materials returned, include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage for us to return them to you. We cannot be held responsible for lost or discarded materials if you do not include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Please be advised that our main acquisitions interests are on the topics of Buddhism, yoga, mindfulness, martial arts, natural health, crafts, creativity, and green living. We publish very few works of contemporary poetry or fiction.

Due to the volume of submissions we receive, the review process of a manuscript typically occurs over the course of about four to six months. We are unable to provide individual feedback on the reasons for our decision. 

Please address any materials to:

Editorial Assistant
Shambhala Publications
300 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

We do not review materials submitted via e-mail.