Welcome to Daily Star Books. DS Books is the newly launched book publication wing of The Daily Star. It aims to broaden English readership as well as authorship in Bangladesh.
DS Books welcomes manuscripts across a whole range of subjects including fiction, non-fiction and translation.
In fiction, we invite short stories and novels that bring out the society and history of Bangladesh. Diasporic writings are also welcome.
In non-fiction, it is recommended that writers or researchers focus on history, memoir and autobiography.
In translation, it should be noted, random selection is not encouraged. While choosing an author for translation, the author’s position in Bengali literature generally and in Bangladeshi literature particularly should be taken into consideration. Since it is one of our visions to introduce Bengali literature to international readers through translation, we’d like to present them with an overall picture instead of a fragmented one, beginning preferably with the masters such as Hasan Azizul Haque and Akhtaruzzaman Elias, then picking others from the subsequent generations.
How to submit
All submissions should be accompanied by a covering letter providing a synopsis of the work, a contents list and necessary informati
on about the author/authors/editors and details of previous publications, if there is any. Instead of the whole manuscript, the first two or three chapters (four stories in case of short stories), should be submitted.
To submit by post, send your manuscript to:
Daily Star Books Contact Address:
Contact Person : Emran Mahfuz
64-65, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue,
Mobile : +8801765307070
For online submissions, send your manuscript as attachment files and please stick to word format.