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For Authors

Submission Guidelines for Book Proposals

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  • an abstract or a description of your manuscript (1–2 pages)
  • a description of the intended reader/audience for this book, including primary academic fields likely to be interested and courses for which the book could have potential adoption
  • a list of three or four competing books, and how your book will distinguish itself from the competition
  • annotated table of contents, including brief chapter summaries
  • estimated length of the manuscript in words, including notes and bibliography
  • number and type (color, b/w, maps, tables, etc.) of illustrations, if any
  • estimated date by which the manuscript will be complete
  • if the book is edited, contributor biographies

Additionally, please include one or two sample chapters (preferably the introductory chapter), your current C.V. or resume, mailing address, telephone number, and email address. Please address your submission to only one editor.

You can email your proposal materials to the appropriate editor (by finding their emails below). Note at this time we are not taking physical submissions via post.


Manuscript Preparation

The following documents contain current guidelines for our contracted authors on preparing a manuscript and any accompanying artwork for submission.

  • Author Manuscript Guidelines — view as a ; view as a
  • Author Questionnaire (AQ) — fill out as a ; reference as a
  • Keywords and Abstracts — access guidelines and fill out as a
  • Alt Text Guidelines — access guidelines .

If you have further questions, please contact us.


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Meet Our Editors

Eric Zinner
Associate Director & Editor-in-Chief
American and Cultural Studies, Media and Communication, Literary Studies
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Ilene Kalish
Executive Editor
Sociology, Criminology, Politics, Women’s Studies
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Jennifer Hammer
Senior Editor
Religion, Anthropology, Psychology
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Clara Platter
Senior Editor
History, Law
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Sonia Tsuruoka
Associate Editor
Political Science
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