Manuscripts for consideration by UPNE Book Partners distribution clients should be sent directly to their offices. For UPNE, ForeEdge, Brandeis University Press and Dartmouth College Press, read on.
Submitting Your Book Proposal to UPNE
For University Press of New England (UPNE), ForeEdge, Brandeis University Press, and Dartmouth College Press, single-author works of nonfiction are preferred. Attention will also be given to coherently edited collections. We do not publish conference proceedings, Festschriften, contemporary fiction, or poetry. 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. Your proposal, which should be sent by email to the appropriate acquisitions editor, should describe your book, its notable features, how it differs from similar titles already on the market, 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 appendices. In addition, provide a table of contents, 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.
For accepted manuscripts, here are our UPNE Author Guidelines and our Digital Art Guidelines.
Editorial Areas of Responsibility
Michael P. Burton Director
603-448-1533, ext. 201
Art, Photography, Decorative Arts, Material Culture, Historic Preservation,
Phyllis Deutsch Editor-in-Chief
603-448-1533, ext. 222
Jewish Studies, Nature and Environment, Health and Medicine, Global Health, Sustainability Studies, and Nineteenth Century Studies
Stephen Hull Acquisitions Editor
603-448-1533, ext. 225
Narrative non-fiction in History; Military History; Maritime History; Biography; Politics; Current Events; Sports; Music; Performing Arts and Popular Culture; True Crime; Popular Science, with an emphasis on Earth and Environmental Science; Popular Medicine; Boston/New England Regional
- Seafaring America
—a new series of original works of nonfiction and reissued works of classic fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction bearing on America’s maritime experience.
Richard Pult Acquisitions Editor
603-448-1533, ext. 226
New England Regional/Boston trade non-fiction, American Studies, Music/Opera, Visual Culture and New Media, Regional Guide Books, True Crime, and Institutional Histories