Ace Literary Consulting
About the Agency
I established ACE Literary Consulting because I am a publishing professional first. I look for the best in books. I want the best for my authors. I also realise that authors need time to work creatively on their books rather than be distracted by boring administrative details — essential to their existence but very disruptive. ACE’s vision is to represent the best-of-best authors, across all genres, including literary fiction, narrative non-fiction and children’s literature.
For non-fiction: A detailed proposal + sample chapter + biographical information
For fiction: A proposal of not more than one page (A4 size) long + the complete manuscript + biographical information
The manuscripts must be submitted as:
- One file and not separate chapters.
- Times New Roman 12 pts, double spaced, MS Word file.
- Please do not share the file via a cloud system. Please submit a saved file.
- Your name, title of the piece, word count, and your contact details should be on the front page.
For submissions and other enquiries:
About Jaya Bhattacharji Rose, Founder, ACE Literary Consulting
I have been associated with the publishing industry since the early 1990s. I have worked with literary magazines, independent presses, feminist presses, multi-national firms, and academic journals. I have written reports on the publishing industry in India for the Publisher’s Association UK, Canada Livre Books, and the ELT report for the British Council of India.
In 2019, I was invited by the Australian government and the Australia Council for the Arts to participate in the Visiting International Publishers Delegation. I was also commissioned to create strategic papers, in-depth reports and analysis to social media strategy; offering professional expertise on publishing to individuals, firms and start-ups; and curation of literary events.
My blog, which focusses on the business of publishing, interviews with authors and book reviews, has received more than 6.9 m visitors. Some of the authors interviewed include Charlotte Wood, Markus Zusak, Lord Jeffrey Archer, Kamila Shamsie, Cornelia Funke, Namita Gokhale, Vivek Shanbhag, Eka Kurniawan, Michael Bhaskar, Daisy Rockwell, Chitra Bannerjee Divarkurni, Maha Khan Phillips, and Randa Abdel-Fattah.
My columns on the business of publishing include Bibliobibuli (Times of India online), PubSpeak (BusinessWorld online) and Literati (The Hindu Literary Supplement). I have extensive corporate editorial experience including stints with Zubaan, Routledge, and Puffin. My articles, interviews, comments and book reviews have appeared both nationally and internationally, including Frontline, The Book Review, Scroll, Outlook, The Guardian, BBC Radio, Radio France, The Independent, and Publishers Weekly.