Submission Guidelines

Nonfiction Submissions

Our publications in nonfiction concentrate in the areas of dance, music/culture, film/TV & media studies, science fiction studies, and Connecticut history and culture. We will accept proposals for books in these areas only.

Your proposal should include a cover letter, a prospectus, and a C.V. If available, please also send us:

  • a table of contents;
  • a sample chapter or two;
  • the anticipated length of the manuscript;
  • the anticipated date of completion (if still a work-in-progress).

We request that you do not submit your complete manuscript unless an editor has invited you to do so. The equivalent of a cover letter may be submitted by e-mail/attachment, but please do not submit full proposals electronically, unless asked to do so.

 

Poetry Submissions

The Wesleyan Poetry Program is not currently accepting unsolicited poetry manuscripts. We are accepting manuscripts by invitation only until further notice. If you have any questions, please contact Suzanna Tamminen at (860) 685-7727 or stamminen@wesleyan.edu. Thank you.

Please send dance submissions to:
Suzanna Tamminen, Director and Editor-in-Chief
Wesleyan University Press
215 Long Lane
Middletown, CT 06459 USA

E-mail: stamminen@wesleyan.edu
Phone: (860) 685-7711
Fax: (860) 685-7712
Please send music/culture, film/TV & media studies, science fiction studies, and Connecticut history and culture submissions to:
Parker Smathers, Editor
Wesleyan University Press
215 Long Lane
Middletown, CT 06459 USA

E-mail: psmathers@wesleyan.edu
Phone: (860) 685-7711
Fax: (860) 685-7712


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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