For University Press of New England (UPNE) and its Member Presses, original single-author works of nonfiction are preferred. Serious attention will be given to coherently edited collections, although lower priority is assigned to conference proceedings. UPNE does not publish Festschriften. Proposals to reprint or reissue significant works appropriate for our list are welcome.
It is best to contact UPNE early, even at the proposal stage. Send a letter describing your book, its notable features, and your intended audience. Include information on the current status of the manuscript and its expected completion date, and physical characteristics of the manuscript such as its length and the number of illustrations, tables, and appendixes. In addition, provide a table of contents, preface, introduction, sample chapter, and your curriculum vitae.
Consideration of proposals may take up to six weeks; review of manuscripts may take three to four months. On average, UPNE publishes books within twelve months of acceptance of the complete, final manuscript.
Please be sure all submissions are double-spaced. All pages of every submission should be numbered.
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UPNE judges manuscripts first for their scholarly or artistic merit, their contribution to knowledge, and their cultural value. We also consider how well a project fits our areas of specialization, its originality, its style, and its likely reception in the marketplace. Projects considered for publication undergo a rigorous peer review, and they are evaluated by leading experts, publication editors, and an editorial board of distinguished scholars.
How We Edit and Market Books
UPNE edits, produces, and markets books according to the highest professional standards. We pride ourselves on the close, personal attention we give authors and manuscripts.
Experienced copy and production editors work closely with authors in helping to shape distinguished books. Our award-winning production department is widely known for its exquisite design work.
Each book is marketed according to a comprehensive, individually designed plan by six in-house staff members, eighteen North American sales representatives, and four international sales groups. Books are promoted through publicity, exhibits, reviews, advertising, direct mail, catalogs, electronic and in-print data bases, telemarketing, Web sites, and Internet marketing. UPNE sells books through independent and chain retailers, wholesalers and distributors, and directly to institutions, libraries, and individuals.