Submission Guidelines

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

For poetry submissions, please send:

  • cover letter
  • 15 pages of poetry
  • the length of the manuscript
  • cv


For music, dance, and all other subjects, please send:

  • 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 an editor has invited you to do so.

We accept submissions electronically and as hard copy.

Please send all proposals to:

Suzanna Tamminen, Director & Editor-in-Chief 
Wesleyan University Press
215 Long Lane
Middletown, CT 06459 USA
Phone: (860) 685-7730
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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