It has come to our attention that some poetry queries received between October 2018 and March 2019 may not have received a response. Please accept our apologies if you submitted during this time and have not heard from us. This means that we are not pursuing your project. We aim to respond to all submissions in a timely manner. If you have any questions, please contact Suzanna Tamminen at

Submission Guidelines

We are currently accepting proposals for books in the areas of dance, music, and HartfordBooks.

Poetry submissions are closed at this time. 

Please inquire by email and include the following:

  • cover letter
  • 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)
  • anticipated market for your book
  • cv

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

Please send all proposals to:

Suzanna Tamminen, Director & Editor-in-Chief 


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 accepts 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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