Have a book idea that you think we'll love? Please read the guidelines below and send your submission in the required format to

Please be aware that as a predominantly illustrated non-fiction publisher we are not able to consider any proposals that fall outside this genre. If however you would like to send a book proposal to us and believe that your idea would fit within one of our publishing lists, please email
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Your message should include the following:

  • a covering letter and synopsis
  • a list of contents
  • a bit about yourself as the author(s)
  • if possible, please provide a sample chapter/project (no complete manuscripts please) so that we can get an idea of your writing style and what content/range of recipes/projects your book will include

Please do not email files over 1 MB as they will be blocked by our email server. Please note that materials received in the post cannot be returned, even if a stamped addressed envelope is included.

Unfortunately, it is not possible for our editorial department to offer individual feedback on all proposals submitted. If your idea is of interest to us we will be in contact with you as soon as possible. Should you not receive a response within 4–6 weeks I’m afraid this indicates that your idea is not suitable for our list and we do not wish to pursue it.

Thank you for your interest in publishing with Ryland Peters & Small and CICO Books.