Written by Emily Harstone May 27th, 2021

Thames & Hudson: Now Accepting Book Proposals

Thames & Hudson was founded in 1949 by Walter and Eva Neurath. Their goal was to create a ‘museum without walls’ and it is named after the rivers flowing through London and New York. They have over 2,000 titles in print. They publish high-quality books in the following categories: the arts (fine, applied, decorative, performing), architecture, design, photography, fashion, film and music, archaeology, history, popular culture, and children’s books. Their head offices are in London.

They are open to suggestions and submissions from authors, photographers, designers and illustrators with new proposals.

If you want your work to be considered by them, first spend some time on their website in the category of work you wish to submit. On their website they state “Art, Architecture, Photography, Design, Fashion, Popular Culture, History and Archaeology are the best known areas of our adult list and we also have a highly successful children’s list”.

They also say that you should “make sure that you are contacting us with a proposal for a book rather than an inquiry about T&H commissioning photography or illustration. Unfortunately, we don’t have time to respond to emails from illustrators or photographers offering portfolios of work and their services.”

All proposals should be submitted digitally and the details of what they should contain are outlined here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2020 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.


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