AUC Press guidelines for submitting a book proposal

Please send a full outline and proposal with:

  • description of the book
  • table of contents (with brief descriptions of the content of each chapter); if the proposal is for a collected volume (i.e., a multi-volume work), please also try to provide an initial list of contributors.
  • note on the target audience/market. The target audience gives us a sense of whom you’re writing for and at what level. It also helps us sell the book.
  • importance of the book and what distinguishes it from other books covering the same or related topics. Please do take the time to research any titles that could compete with your book and to tell us in what ways yours is different.
  • projection of the number of words in the manuscript, including notes and bibliography (rather than number of pages)
  • number and type of illustrations (if any)
  • your intended manuscript completion date
  • if you view this book as a student text, for what courses and at what level would it be appropriate
  • a sample chapter
  • Your CV, including a brief description of your academic interests and professional affiliations and any recent publications.