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What are International Reply Coupons (IRCs)?

When submitting material overseas you may be required to enclose International Reply Coupons, which will enable the recipient to send a response and / or return your material at your cost. Not applicable / available in all countries, so check with you...

What is a "colophon"?

A colophon is a publisher's emblem, or logo, as it appears on the title page or spine of a book.

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When books are printed, the content is printed on large sheets of paper which are then trimmed down to size by machines. When the pages are cut, there is a tiny margin of error. This normally doesn't matter, because there is normally a sizable margin ...

What are "prelims" / "front matter"?

Prelims (otherwise known as "front matter") are the preliminary pages in a book: the title page; copyright and imprint page; tables of content; foreword; etc. They are often numbered with roman numerals rather than the arabic numbers used in the rest ...

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RoW means "Rest of World".

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What is meant by "unagented"?

An unagented submission is one which is not submitted through a literary agent. If a publisher accepts unagented submissions then you can approach them directly.

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