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.
— Stephanie M. H. Camp, University of Washington