Submitting work for publication

Authors who are contemplating publication of specialised material on the Alexander Technique are invited to submit manuscripts to Mouritz.

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Please be aware that specialised literature on the Alexander Technique sell very slowly (a single print-run typically lasts 20+ years) and therefore books need to have a long “life-span,” i.e. not be too topical or have too many references to current events or be structured around scientific research which may be superseded within a few years. Any submitted manuscript should reflect this fact.

Please do not submit unsolicited manuscripts. Please e-mail first or phone +43(0)316 319 468 to check that the subject matter falls within Mouritz's publishing parameters.

There is no need to submit a complete manuscript unless asked to do so. Enclose a synopsis of the work, a list of contents, a list of illustrations (if any), and two or three sample chapters, with a preliminary letter. Please also enclose a short bio (80–120 words) of the author(s) and any editor(s). The synopsis should clearly state the intended target audience (what level of experience is needed: complete beginner, pupil, teacher, teacher training teachers, or similar). It is always useful to obtain feedback on your manuscript from your target audience.

A copy (not original) by post or a pdf via email are acceptable methods of submissions; note that neither will be returned.

Please format the manuscript as follows:

  • For 8½ x 11-inch paper, set all margins to 1 inch or wider
  • For A4 paper, set margins to 2 cm or larger
  • Set font size to 12 points or larger
  • Set line spacing to 1.5 or larger
  • Please include all figures, tables, and references.

It is not recommended to submit to other publisher at the same time; if done, please state this in the preliminary letter.

Please allow 4-8 weeks for a reply.

For general advice for getting published, please see the Writers & Artists' Guide.