Alpha Zone accepts unsolicited manuscripts in English & Hindi from creative minds from across the length and breadth of India.
We also commission stories from creative writers once we’re familiar with their style. We look for original writing, an indigenous and innovative approach with creative and time-bound execution.
All submissions must be emailed as attachments on Microsoft Word with editable text.Please note that attachments larger than 3 MB will not be opened or reviewed.
Please carefully read through the below points before submitting your manuscript :
1. Please do not send more than one manuscript at a time. Although we accept simultaneous submissions, we would like you to let us know if you have sent your manuscripts to other publishers. If another publisher makes an offer while the manuscript is still under consideration with us, we ask that you inform us immediately.
2. We currently accept the following:
- 3-5 years: Picture books/Story books with activities (200-300 words)
- 5-8 years: Story books/ Non-fiction (500-600 words)
- 9-12 years: Chapter books/ Short stories/ Novella (in the genre of realism/ fantasy/ science fiction/ social and emotional development) / Non-fiction (2500-5000 words)
- 12-16 years: Novella/ Young adult fiction/Non-fiction (10,000-25,000 words)
3. Please do not send us manuscripts that are above the prescribed word-limits. For next three years, our editorial focus is on simple, quirky, funny, contemporary short stories that children can relate to.
4. We want stories with ‘fun-filled’ accompanying activity that makes the entire book reading process more engaging and engrossing. The stories should be as endearing to the adult as they are to the child, stories that set the imagination free. Our emphasis is always on readability and engaging activity-based content that unleashes readers’ creativity and at the same time ensures enjoyment and entertainment.
5. If you are submitting a picture book manuscript, it is Mandatory for you to supply illustrations as well.
6. Please send your book proposal with a synopsis through mail including the following:
Full name –
Alternate Email ID –
Contact number (preferably WhatsApp / Telegram number)-
Submit via email to [email protected]
All submissions should be typed up using legible font