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Book Proposal Submissions

We Are Currently Accepting Submissions

All books submissions must be submitted to

Due to a high number of submissions, submissions that do not follow our guidelines or that are sent to an individual staff member cannot be read for review. Thank you for your understanding.

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
  • Children’s/Young Adult books with a regional (Appalachian) focus or educational purpose

What to Send

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

Scholarly Nonfiction 

  • A two-to-three page prospectus describing:
    • the book’s argument
    • general content
    • significance to the field 
    • intended audience 
    • "competing" works/Similar published titles
    • sources
    • methods
  • A detailed chapter by chapter outline of the book if the book is incomplete.
  • The book's estimated (if incomplete) or actual length
  • Any plans for tables, illustrations, glossaries, appendices, bibliography, etc. 
  • A schedule for the research and writing of the book (if book is incomplete)
  • A sample chapter or the first 25 pages
  • 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/similar published titles
  • The first 25 pages of the book
  • An author biography (150 words)
  • A link to your author website or any professional social media accounts, if applicable

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. Our areas, particularly trade fiction, offer students a wide range of experiential learning opportunities.

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

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