Author Guidelines

Submitting Manuscript Proposals for Publication Consideration

Familiarity with our list is recommended before submitting a book proposal. Submissions are not invited in poetry or fiction. For initial submissions, please send a proposal describing your project, a table of contents, a sample chapter or two, and a copy of your curriculum vitae or resume. Please also include information about length (in numbers of words or double-spaced manuscript pages), intended audience, and plans for illustrations. If your manuscript is currently under consideration by another press, please include that information in your letter to us. Mail your proposal to:

Cornell University Press
Sage House
512 East State Street
Ithaca, New York 14850


Guidelines for Authors under Contract

The following documents will guide you in preparing your manuscript for submission.

Manuscript Information Form and Checklist (pdf)
Please fill out these forms and submit them with your final manuscript.

Author Guidelines (pdf)
The Author Guidelines provide detailed information on formatting and submitting your manuscript.

Permissions Documents
These documents supplement the permissions information in the Author Guidelines.
Permissions Questionnaire (pdf)
Sample permission letters (pdf)
Permissions Log (Word doc)
Guidelines on Permission to Reprint (pdf)

Art Guidelines (pdf)
These guidelines are more technical than the general information in the Author Guidelines.

Overview of the Publishing Process (pdf)
A brief explanation of how the Press prepares your manuscript for publication and your responsibilities during that time.