The Press invites submissions for books and pamphlets. Before submitting a proposal, you may wish to have an initial conversation with the Press's Acquisitions Editor to confirm that your project fits within the Press's editorial program. Following a preliminary conversation, a comprehensive book proposal will give the Press a clear understanding of what your book is about, its contribution to the literature, why it should be published, and if Concordia University Press is the appropriate publisher for the work. A proposal should include the following:
A short narrative description of the book including its title and subtitle, central arguments, and scholarly goals.
A description of the book’s potential audience and its relationship to existing scholarship. How does your book differ and break new ground?
A table of contents that provides paragraph-length descriptions of each chapter. A proposal for an edited collection should include details on the contributors.
The estimated length and date of completion, number and type of illustrations, as well as special requirements for the preparation and production of the printed and digital book, including any multimedia components.
Any potential sources of funding that you may have available for your project.
Your curriculum vitae.
Concordia University Press does not publish unrevised dissertations. If your proposal is based on your PhD dissertation, include a description of the revisions you have made or plan to make, as well as when and where you defended the dissertation and the names of your committee members.
At this time the Press does not publish original or creative works like fiction, drama, or poetry, nor does it publish bilingual works, catalogues, or festschriften.
Please indicate if your proposal has also been submitted to another press.
A completed proposal can be sent electronically to the Press’s Acquisitions Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org