Submission Guidelines

Wesleyan University Press welcomes submissions in the following areas: poetry, dance, music, science fiction studies, and Connecticut history and culture. We will accept proposals for books in these areas only.

If you would like to submit a book proposal to Wesleyan University Press, please send it by email to Suzanna Tamminen at

We request that you do not submit your complete manuscript unless invited to do so.

Nonfiction Submissions

Your proposal should include a cover letter, a prospectus, and a C.V. We recommend that the prospectus include the following:

  • Detailed description of the manuscript’s arguments, themes, and significance to the field
  • An annotated table of contents that develops the content and structure of each chapter
  • Assessment of how the work fits in with existing literature, a short list of complementary titles, and a statement about the anticipated market for your book
  • A sample chapter or two
  • The anticipated length of the manuscript
  • The anticipated date of completion (if still a work-in-progress)
  • If your manuscript is an edited collection, please include information about each of the contributors and note if any of the chapters are previously published.

Poetry Submissions

Please send a one-page cover letter describing your project and providing a short author bio, along with 10-15 pages from the manuscript.

Music/Culture Series Editors

Deborah Wong, Professor of Music at University of California Riverside

Sherrie Tucker, Professor of American Studies at University of Kansas

Jeremy Wallach, Professor in the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University

Early Classics of Science Fiction Series Editor

Arthur B. Evans, Professor Emeritus of French at DePauw University

About the Submissions Process

Please allow two months for an initial decision to be made on any proposal.

Ultimate approval for publication rests solely with the press staff and editorial board. The press encourages submissions from Wesleyan University faculty. However, the editorial board operates separately and independently from the university bodies generating tenure and other promotions.

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