The AUC Press publishes books relating to Egypt and the Middle East, in twelve broad areas:
We do not publish children’s books.
► Please send a full outline and proposal with:
We would also appreciate having your CV or brief bio. After reviewing the proposal we will be able to make an initial publishing decision, to be confirmed in due course by a complete review of the finished manuscript.
Following are submission guidelines for both nonfiction and fiction. Please make sure your project meets our requirements and publishing programs before submitting material.
The AUC Press publishes Arabic fiction in English translation as recommended to us by a board of distinguished literary advisors. We do not accept submissions from authors, but we will consider proposals from translators.
As a university publisher, the AUC Press requires that all scholarly manuscripts and proposals be submitted, reviewed, and approved by our International Advisory Review Board, made up of academics from a variety of disciplines at the American University in Cairo and specialist advisors from academic institutions worldwide.
As such, manuscripts by academics are rigorously reviewed for level of scholarship, quality of research, and originality. We are happy to consider proposals or partial manuscripts, and to encourage and guide writers if a proposal seems good to us.
Because of mailing costs, we cannot send printed materials such as books and manuscripts back to every person who has sent us a submission. Please send proposals to:
Subject areas: Architecture, Economics, History, Literary Criticism, Middle East Studies (anthropology, culture, education, international relations, migration/refugee studies, politics, sociology, urban studies).
Tel: (+20 2) 2797-6887
Subject areas: Arabic Language Learning, Archaeology & Ancient Egypt, Art, Business & Environmental Studies, Coptic & Islamic Studies, Middle East Studies (gender studies, language studies, law)
Tel: (+20 2) 2797-5014
Subject area: Fiction
Tel: (+20 2) 2797-6642
For information on formatting, style, and permissions guidelines, please review our “Guide for Authors.”