Book Submissions

What to submit

If you wish to present a book proposal, please write to one of our acquisitions editors, by post or email, sending a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, table of contents, and a prospectus. You may include a sample chapter, but please do not send a complete manuscript unless invited. If you are not sure which editor should consider your work, write to our editorial director, whose name is also listed. Please do not send your submission to more than one editor. For proposal guidelines and other information, see our Submissions FAQ

Books we do not publish 

We generally do not publish work outside the areas listed with the contact information for our acquisitions editors. We do not normally consider unrevised dissertations, and we do not publish Festschriften. We do not consider works of original fiction (our fiction program consists of fiction in translation and reprints of classic novels). 

Unsolicited material 

While we welcome your submissions, we cannot be responsible for any unsolicited manuscripts, photos, or artwork. It is not our policy to return proposals, so please do not send originals.


Please send your proposal to the relevant acquisitions editor or editorial director at the address below, or via email.


Editorial Department

The University of Chicago Press

1427 East 60th Street

Chicago, IL 60637 U.S.A.

Voice: (773) 702-7700


See the list of our acquisitions editors for e-mail addresses.


Prospective authors are encouraged to consult:

Getting It Published

William P. Germano

Getting It Published, 3rd Edition

A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books




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