Hurst Publishers
41 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3PL

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 7255 2201

How to find us:

The nearest London Underground stations are Holborn and Tottenham Court Road; our office is roughly equidistant between them.

We are opposite the front entrance of the British Museum, above Arthur Probsthain bookshop.

Michael Dwyer
Publisher and Managing Director

Daisy Leitch
Production Director

Kathleen May
Associate Publisher and Director of Sales & Marketing

Rubi Kumari
Sales & Marketing Assistant

Alison Alexanian
Head of Campaigns & Media Relations

Lara Weisweiller-Wu
Senior Editor

Farhaana Arefin

Alice Clarke
Editorial Assistant

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Hurst welcomes manuscript submissions via email. These should be sent to Michael Dwyer. Please bear in mind that Hurst publishes only non-fiction, and note the fields in which we specialise. The best way of doing this is by consulting our website.

Your submission should include the following:

• A synopsis or outline running to at least 1,500 words
• Your CV
• List of publications (where appropriate)
• Contents page of draft chapter titles
• Notes on competing works in the literature
• Details of photographs, illustrations, tables and other non-textual matter in the manuscript
• The book's proposed word length
• Proposed completion date of the manuscript

We will endeavour to respond to your email in a few working days but please bear with us if this is not the case.

Finally, do not send files full of illustrations and other pictorial material without consulting with us first as these may be rejected by our email server.

Publicity Assistant

Hurst is looking for a publicity assistant to join our team. You will be reporting directly to the Head of Campaigns and Media Relations and will help in the promotion of all of Hurst’s trade and academic books. The role will involve all aspects of publicity, from organising events and drafting press releases to tweeting, pitching to media outlets, and helping run our podcast. Although we are a small publisher, we consistently get coverage for our books in mainstream outlets including the BBC, The Guardian, Financial Times, and The Sunday Times, and run a busy publicity department.

We’re looking for someone who will spot opportunities in unlikely places, is up-to-date on current affairs, can think of new angles to pitch a book to readers, and most importantly, has a genuine interest in the books we publish. Although there is a lot of room to be creative, publicity admin is a big part of the job, so strong organisational and writing skills, as well as attention to detail, are essential. Publicity experience is strongly preferred, but not necessary.

Responsibilities will include:
-managing paperback book campaigns
-writing press releases
-creating review lists
-proofreading copy
-publicity research
-organising events
-pitching authors to media contacts, literary festivals, and event venues
-book prize submissions
-running social media and our podcast ‘Afterwords’ with the sales and marketing assistant
-fielding media and author queries

Please note: We are all presently working remotely but plan to have regular meetings in London when that is feasible again. We will consider applicants based outside London, but applicants must be prepared to attend London meetings in person. Hurst can only consider candidates legally eligible for work in the UK as of 2021.

Salary range: £23,000 - £25,000

Please submit a cover letter and CV to Alison Alexanian ([email protected]) by the 8th of January (5pm GMT). Interviews will be held virtually on the 20th/21st of January.

Hurst is always on the lookout for experienced freelance copyeditors and proofreaders, particularly those with a background in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies and African history and politics. Applicants must have experience of working on scholarly non-fiction books as well as those towards the ‘trade’ end of the spectrum. To apply, please send your CV, with details of any areas of expertise and any professional references, to the Publisher, Michael Dwyer.

Hurst does not currently offer internships. Please check the website regularly for future opportunities.

Macmillan Distribution

UK Trade Orders:

[email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)1256 302692

Export Trade Orders:

[email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)1256 302890 Website

United Kingdom
Kathleen May

Eire & Northern Ireland
Russell Books

North America
Oxford University Press
Tel: 1-800-451-7556
Customer Service: [email protected]

Australia & New Zealand
DLS Australia Pty Ltd

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland
Michael Geoghegan

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
Ben Greig

Greece & Cyprus
Charles Gibbes

Spain & Portugal
Charlotte Prout

Russia & CIS
Ewa Ledóchowicz

Egypt, Lebanon, UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey
Kathleen May

Southern Africa (Stockist)
Blue Weaver

Rest of Africa
Tula Publishing

Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand & Vietnam
Andrew White

India & Sri Lanka
Feel Books Pvt Ltd

Naoko Murozono
The English Agency (Japan) Ltd.
Sakuragi Bldg. 3F, 6-7-3 Minami-Aoyama,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 JAPAN
Tel:  81-(0)3-3406-5385
Fax: 81-(0)3-3406-5387
Email: [email protected]

Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Pina von Prellwitz
Eulama International Literary Agency 
via Guido De Ruggiero, 28 
00142, Rome
Tel: (+39) 06 54 07 309
Email: [email protected]

4343 Finley Ave. Apt. 3
Los Angeles
CA 90027 
Email: [email protected] 

Merve Öngen
Foreign Book Rights Director
ONK Agency
Telif Hakları Onk Ajans Ltd. Şti. / Ticaret Sicil No:199396
Turunç Sokak Açar Villaları No:10
34457 Tarabya
Email: [email protected]

Yumi Chun 
Bestun Korea
#312 Seoktop Officetel, 1588-7 Seocho-dong 
Seocho-Gu, 131-073 
Email: [email protected]

Nike Davarinou 
Read n’ Right Agency
26, Dimitriou Street
34132 Chalkida, Greece 
Tel: (3022) 210 29798
Fax: (3022) 210 27423
Email: [email protected]

Wampe de Veer 
Blackbird Literary Agency
Pieter de Hooghlaan 27
3741 RL Baarn, The Netherlands 
Email: [email protected]

Daniela Popescu
Livia Stoia Literary Agency
Garlei 58, Sector 1
Bucharest 013724, Romania 
Tel: 0040 21 232 99 09 
Email: [email protected]

Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
Renata Kasprzak
Red Rock Literary Agency Ltd. (UK) Email: [email protected]

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