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Submit a manuscript

We welcome ideas for new books in all the areas in which we publish.

In the first instance, please email enclosing your curriculum vitae/resumé, and a completed copy of our New Book Proposals form (Word document).

If you are unable to download our New Book Proposals form, please email your curriculum vitae/resumé, and an outline of your proposal (including a description of the book, your expectation of who will read the book, and a list of the contents).

Please email your submission to

We very much prefer submissions via email. However, if you feel a postal submission is necessary, please be aware that material submitted will not be returned to you. It should be sent to the following address:

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
73 Collier Street
London N1 9BE
United Kingdom

If you are in the US, you can send your proposal to our US office and it will be forwarded on your behalf.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers Inc.
400 Market Street
Suite 400
PA 19106

Your proposal will be carefully read by our editorial team, and normally peer reviewed. The editorial process can take some time, and it may be several weeks before we are able to let you know whether we are interested in taking your proposal forward.

Commissioning editors

Jessica Kingsley, Chairman and Managing Director

Jessica Kingsley commissions the Singing Dragon list, and some titles on autism. Jessica started JKP on her kitchen table at the beginning of 1987, with an overdraft of £5000, having previously worked for a group of companies distributing American academic and professional books throughout Europe. She has been Chairman of the Independent Publishers Guild, served on the British Council Publishers Advisory Council, and was for many years a member of Council of the Publishers Association. Most recently she was Chairman of the Society of Bookmen, and she now serves on the Advisory Committees of the Publishing MA courses at the London College of Communication, and City University.

Stephen Jones, Senior Commissioning Editor

Stephen Jones is commissioning editor of the social care, pastoral education and counselling lists at Jessica Kingsley Publishers. He has worked in publishing since 1999, and at Jessica Kingsley Publishers since 2004. Prior to this, he worked at Taylor & Francis on their higher education list and Kogan Page on their business and education lists. Steve_JKPbooks on Twitter.

Lisa Clark, Senior Commissioning Editor

Lisa Clark commissions in the fields of arts therapies, autism, and complementary therapies and is responsible for the editorial end of JKP’s digital publishing strategy. She joined JKP in 2007 and is an English Literature graduate of the University of Nottingham. @LisaClarkJKP on Twitter.

Rachel Menzies, Commissioning Editor

Rachel Menzies is responsible for commissioning in the fields of dementia and special education. She is an English graduate of the University of Birmingham and a graduate of UCL’s MA in Publishing. @Rachel_JKP on Twitter.

Emily McClave, Commissioning Editor

Emily McClave commissions books for the autism and Asperger syndrome list, with a particular interest in books on autism in adulthood. She also commissions books on complementary and alternative therapies for Singing Dragon. She is a graduate of University College Dublin where she studied English and Classical Studies. @Emily_JKP on Twitter.

Caroline Walton, Commissioning Editor

Caroline Walton commissions books on bereavement, youth work, and allied areas in social care. She was previously a junior editor at JKP. @CarolineW_JKP on Twitter.