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Book Proposal Submissions

We Are Currently Accepting Submissions

We are currently accepting 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

Please adhere to our Book Proposal Checklist (PDF) and send everything collectively in one email. Adobe offers their Adobe Acrobat Reader for free here (webpage).

Scholarly Nonfiction 

  • A two-to-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:
    • the book's estimated length
    • any 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-to-two page synopsis of your book containing:
    • your intended audience
    • any "competing" works
  • The first 25 pages of the book
  • An author biography (150 words)

Journal Articles

Submissions Are Open

Learn more about submitting an article to the inaugural issue of the International Journal of Security Studies.

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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