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Submitting Proposals for Publication Consideration

For initial submissions, please send a proposal describing your project, an annotated table of contents, one sample chapter, and a copy of your C.V. or resume. Your proposal should be no longer than ten single-spaced pages and also include information about length of the proposed manuscript (in the number of words), intended audience, and intended illustration program. If your manuscript is currently under consideration by another publisher, please include that information in the cover letter accompanying your proposal. Please do not send a complete manuscript unless you are invited to do so.

The proposal and any accompanying materials should be sent to the relevant acquisitions editor at the address below, or via email. (If submitting via email, please include the title of your project in the subject line.)

Cornell University Press
Attn: [Acquisitions Editor]
Sage House, 512 East State Street
Ithaca, New York 14850

Familiarity with our list is recommended before submitting a book proposal. We generally do not publish books outside the areas listed with the contact information for our acquisitions editors. Submissions are not invited in poetry or fiction. While we welcome your submissions, we cannot be responsible for any unsolicited manuscripts, photos, or artwork. It is not our policy to return proposals, so please do not send originals.

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