Prospective Authors: How to Submit a Proposal

Early American Places welcomes the submission of book proposals for the fields in which we publish. Generally, a book proposal should include the following information about your book:

1. The Concept.
*Briefly summarize the book’s main point.
*Explain the book’s scholarly contribution.

2. The Audience.
*Describe the intended reader/audience for this book.
*List the primary academic fields likely to be interested in the book, include the courses for which the book could have potential adoption.
*List three or four competing books. Describe how your book will distinguish itself from the competition.

3. The Book.
*Include an annotated Table of Contents, including brief chapter summaries.
*Estimate the wordcount of the book.
*State if the book will have photos, line art, or other illustrations.
*Estimate a date for completion of the manuscript.

Additionally, please include one or two sample chapters (preferably the introductory chapter), a current curriculum vitae or resume, and your current mailing address, telephone number, and email address.

Please make your submissions to the appropriate editor through their preferred method, listed below.

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"The Early American Places series is an exciting development in scholarly publishing, one that will highlight the most important part of the study of history: the local and particular dimensions of global issues and trends. This is where the rubber meets the road, where ordinary people's lives help to make, and are made by, the bustling wider world in which they live. Early American Places is an original series, and it will publish important scholarship."

— Stephanie M. H. Camp, University of Washington