Book Proposals for Publishing Edited Collections or the Dissertation

Edited collections

Never stop trying before it is accepted

What kind of press?

Press websites:

1) format; 2) project description; 3) competitors; 4)gap; 5) timeline; 6) two sample chapters (introduction and a later chapter); 7) justification; 8) audience analysis; 9) four or five suggestions for reviewers; 10) CV

Find a listserv, read the website in depth, find out how they market the books, etc.

Look for book reviews that might suggest book series.

Special Issue that is devoted to what your are doing.


Encyclopedia entries, or existing digital entries, the information on which can be found from the publishers

Bedford & St. Martin’s yearly report



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