Written by Emily Harstone September 15th, 2022

Wesleyan University Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Proposals on Dance and Music

Wesleyan University Press focuses on poetry, music, dance, science fiction studies, film-TV, and Connecticut history and culture. They have been actively publishing since 1957. Books they have published have won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. They are an established and respected university press.

Currently they are accepting proposals for books in the areas of dance and music. They are also open to submissions for their Hartford Books Imprint, which publishes nonfiction work focused on the area Hartford Connecticut. You can see the three previous titles they’ve published in this series here.

Poetry submissions are currently closed.

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

Do not submit your completed manuscript unless they have directly requested it.

To learn more, you can see their submission guidelines here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2021 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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