Written by Emily Harstone June 24th, 2024

University of Texas Press: Now Accepting Book Proposals

The University of Texas Press is large and established, with good distribution. They are open to submissions of book proposals.

Before submitting a proposal they ask that you spend time reviewing the acquisition areas of their editors here. They primarily publish nonfiction in a wide variety of areas but are also open to a limited number of edited collections and memoir projects. 

Proposal submissions should include “a cover letter, a prospectus, an annotated table of contents, two sample chapters, and a current CV.” They also ask that all submissions are accompanied by a filled out Submission Inquiry Form.

They go into details regarding what they want to see in terms of the various components here. Please read their guidelines carefully before proceeding.

They try to acknowledge that they have received your manuscript within 5 business days. They try to respond within six weeks, if they are interested in working with submitters further. If they do move forward towards peer review they do ask for the submission to be exclusive at that point.

To learn more, please go here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2024 Guide to Manuscript Publishers. She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.



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