Author's Guidelines

Burford Books welcomes queries from new authors. The best way to reach us is by email, at, with the word “Query” in the subject line. In this email please briefly describe the book you have written or are planning to write, and give us an idea of who you are and why you feel you are qualified to write this book.

Please look over this website to get a sense of the kinds of books we publish to determine if your book will be a good fit with the Burford Books list. Although our editorial boundaries are quite wide, in almost all cases your proposed book must in some way fit in with one of our various specialties.

If we feel your book idea might be right for us, we will be in touch with you by email with requests for more information, sample chapters, and so on. Generally speaking, you should hear from us within a week.

We look forward to hearing from you!