SUBMISSIONS

Submissions Guidelines

 

Deciding to Publish with the Ru Media Company:

As an international publisher aiming to raise and foster the public’s awareness of the global Ru Tradition also known as Confucianism, the Ru Media Company publishes a wide range of works.

For Academic Works and Non-Fiction:

We welcome book proposals either focusing on or related to any facet of Ruism (Confucianism), such as its philosophy, history, literature, cultural expressions, and contemporary conditions across varying countries and areas around the globe.  We also champion works of intelligence inspired by Ru ideas to deal with contemporary and futuristic issues facing humanity.  In addition, original or updated translation of Ru classics and literature will also be highly expected.

For Pop Culture, Fictional Works, and Other Forms of Literature:

We welcome creative and original proposals that render Ru ideas accessible to audiences of varying ages and interests such as novellas, comic books, video scripts, novels, dramas, poems, etc. 

Because we understand Ruism as a comprehensive way of life, we are dedicated to promoting Ru learning as a way of critical thinking and a means to enlightened social engagement.  We have no ideological creed to guide our acceptance of any project proposal.  If you are a prospective author with a project relevant to our areas of acquisitions, please follow the guidelines below to submit your work.

How to Submit an Academic or Non-Fiction Book Proposal:

For your initial submission, please send a proposal rather than the complete manuscript, and include the following in your proposal:

  • Cover letter 
  • Statement of the purpose, scope, and market for your project
  • Brief abstract (about 150 words) 
  • Table of contents 
  • Chapter-by-chapter outline 
  • Description of any illustrations (figures, tables, photos, etc.)
  • Timeline for completion
  • List of competing titles, if any, or discussion of relevant competing/complementary literature  
  • Indicate any chapters which are previously published, if any 
  • Your current curriculum vitaeor resume with complete contact information 
  • If the work is an edited volume, a list of contributors and their affiliations

Please send an introduction and/or other sample chapter if one is ready and available.
Please do not send a full-length manuscript until invited to do so by our editors.

How to Submit a Pop Culture Project Proposal:

For your initial submission, please send a proposal rather than the complete work, and include the following in your proposal:

  • Cover letter 
  • Statement of the purpose, scope, and market for your project
  • Brief abstract (about 150 words) 
  • Table of contents if available
  • Timeline for completion
  • List of competing titles, if any, or discussion of relevant competing/complementary literature  
  • Your current curriculum vitaeor resume with complete contact information 

Please send an introduction and/or other sample part of the project if one is ready and available.
Please do not send a full-length manuscript until invited to do so by our editors.

Proposals and submissions maybe sent by two methods:

  1. Electronically by emailing the information to info@rumediaco.com
  2. By Mail:

ATTN: The Editors

The Ru Media Company

150 Dorchester Ave

Unit 303

Boston, MA 02127

 

We will make every effort to review proposals in a timely manner. 

Simultaneous Submission Policy

The Ru Media Company does not review manuscripts currently under review with another publisher.  Once you have been invited by an editor to submit your complete manuscript, we ask for exclusive review under the help of established scholars in the area of Ruist studies.