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How to Propose a Volume

If you are interested in editing or authoring a volume, please address the office of scholarly communication ([email protected]).

In your letter of inquiry, please describe

  • the need for the book

  • what contribution it will make

  • its intended audience

  • why you might be an ideal editor or author for the project

  • any details about your schedule that might affect the timeline of the project

Please also include a curriculum vitae of no more than five pages for each prospective volume editor or author.

You can expect to hear from us within two to four weeks.

Before proposing a volume, please acquaint yourself with what we publish and the values underlying the publishing program.