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Book Proposals -- Yale University Press

Yale University Press welcomes book proposals and manuscript submissions. Please use this page to find a complete list of our editors, the fields they sponsor, and submission instructions. For our manuscript preparation guidelines, click here.

acquisitions editors
submission instructions

ACQUISITIONS EDITORS
If you would like to submit a book proposal or a manuscript to us please send it by mail or email to only one editor. Choose the editor most appropriate for the subject of your work. Because of the volume of submissions received, we regret that we cannot confirm receipt of your submission. If you would like confirmation of receipt, we recommend sending your submission via a traceable mailing method such as UPS or Federal Express.
New Haven Office
Editor Title Publishing Area

Jennifer Banks Executive Editor Religion, Classics, Philosophy, Literature, Psychology

Jean E. Thomson Black Executive Editor Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Medicine

Katherine Boller Editor Art and Architecture
Joseph Calamia Editor Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Applied Mathematics, Engineering

Amy Canonico Associate Editor Art and Architecture
Jaya Aninda Chatterjee Assistant Editor Politics, International Relations, and Law

Laura Davulis Associate Editor History, Current Events
Patricia Fidler Publisher Art and Architecture
William Frucht Executive Editor Political Science, International Relations, Law, Economics

Heather Gold Assistant Editor Religion, Anchor Yale Bible Series
Erica Hanson Assistant Editor History
Sarah Miller Editor Coursebooks
Christopher Rogers Editorial Director History, Current events
Steve Wasserman Executive Editor-at-Large Trade List
   
London Office
Editor Title Publishing Area
Robert Baldock Managing Director, London, and Editorial Director (Humanities) History, Biography, Politics, Music, History of Religion, Contemporary Affairs
Taiba Batool Senior Editor Economics and Current Affairs
Gillian Malpass Publisher, Art and Architecture History of Art, History of Architecture, History of Fashion

Heather McCallum Publisher, Trade Books, London History, Current Affairs, Philosophy, Psychology

Sally Salvesen Publisher, Pevsner Architectural Guides Decorative Arts, Art and Architecture
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
If you would like to submit a book proposal or a manuscript to Yale University Press, please send it, along with the following information, by mail or e-mail to only one editor. Choose the editor most appropriate for the subject of your work. Because of the volume of submissions received, we regret that we cannot confirm receipt of your submission. If you would like confirmation of receipt, we recommend sending your submission via a traceable mailing method such as UPS or Federal Express.

  • a covering letter (please specify in your cover letter if you would like your manuscript returned.)
  • a prospectus
  • your curriculum vitae
  • if you want your manuscript returned, a self-addressed, stamped envelope

    If available, please include:
  • a table of contents
  • a sample chapter
  • the estimated length of your manuscript
  • examples or descriptions of any artwork, including the total number of illustrations to be used in the text (there is no need to send originals at this stage)
  • your estimate of the potential audience for the work
  • if the manuscript is not yet complete, please indicate its anticipated date of completion

Submissions for foreign language and English as a second language proposals should include the following:

    • A description of the content
    • what your book is about
    • number of components (text, workbook, teachers manual, audio, CD ROM, etc.) and approximate length (number of pages/minutes) of each component
    • nature of the exercises
    • source of reading passages
    • description and number of illustrations
    • A rationale for the publication of the text. Please explain the goal you hope your book will achieve
    • A comparison of your book to others in the field currently on the market, how your book differs from the current offerings, and what place your book will have in the market
    • An estimate and description of the potential audience for your book
    • A tentative table of contents in English
    • 1-3 sample chapters
    • Your curriculum vitae
If you are sending your manuscript by mail, please direct it to only one editor and to only one office:

New Haven Office Address

Yale University Press
PO Box 209040
New Haven, CT 06520-9040
U.S.A.

London Office Address

Yale University Press
47 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3DP
England