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Book Proposal Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions.

At this time, we are especially interested in submissions in the following subject areas: Innovative Teaching/Textbooks/Open Access Textbooks and Literary Fiction.

Please adhere to our Book Proposal Checklist (PDF) and send everything collectively in one email. (Get Adobe Reader.)

Please read the following information for when book submissions reopen. 


The University of North Georgia Press welcomes book proposals or manuscripts in the following areas:


  • Humanities
  • Innovative Teaching/Textbooks/Open Access Textbooks
  • Appalachian Studies
  • Security Studies and International Affairs


  • Literary Fiction
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • Fantasy/Sci-Fi
  • Graphic Novels

What to Send

Scholarly Nonfiction 

  • A two-three page prospectus describing:
    • the book’s argument
    • general content
    • significance to the field 
    • intended audience 
    • "competing" works
    • sources
    • methods
  • A detailed chapter by chapter outline (tentative, if necessary) of the book. Please include the following:
    • its estimated length
    • plans for tables, illustrations, glossaries, appendices, bibliography, etc. 
  • A schedule for the research and writing of the book
  • A sample chapter or chapters
  • A curriculum vitae

Fiction or Creative Nonfiction

  • A query letter
  • A one-two page synopsis of your book containing:
    • your intended audience
    • any "competing" works
  • The first 25 pages
  • A short biography (150 words)
Submissions without all the appropriate documents will not be reviewed.

Journal Articles

Submissions are open.

Learn more about submitting an article to the inaugural issue of the International Journal of Security Studies: a graduate and undergraduate research journal.

Service-Learning Component

As a service-learning press, any proposal or manuscript may be used in UNG’s publishing courses as publishing project examples.

If you do not want to participate in this service-learning component of the press, then please let us know in your initial query.

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