At Gerakbudaya and SIRD, we are always on the lookout for progressive and thought-provoking books on the socio-historical and political issues affecting the world we live in, with a particular focus on Malaysia and Southeast Asia. 

What we’re looking for:

  • Non-fiction and fiction with a difference, that give voice to the underrepresented, in both English and Malay.

What we’re NOT looking for:

  • Collections of newspaper columns, unless adapted into book form
  • Academic theses, unless adapted into book form
  • Books that diverge from our brand, e.g., on business, property, self-help, grammar, etc.

If you’d like to publish your non-fiction or fiction with us, here’s how:

  • First, familiarise yourself with our back catalogue to see if we’d be a suitable fit.
  • Write a SHORT PROPOSAL (in Word format) of your book. This should contain a brief synopsis, and detailing how your book differs from others on the market, your specific qualifications for writing it, and any ideas you may have on promotion.
  • Send your proposal to
  • If we’re interested in moving forward, we will get in touch with you on the submission of the full manuscript.

Please note that due to time and resource constraints, you may not hear from us if your submission is unsuccessful.