Written by Emily Harstone November 24th, 2022

Yale University Press: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions & Book Proposals

Updated March 2024

Yale University Press (YUP), like most university presses, is open to direct submissions and manuscript proposals. Yale University Press was established in 1909 and you can learn more about their history here. You can see their current catalog here.

When you submit to YUP, submit to only one editor. The editors are listed here. Please do your research before picking which one to submit to.

They only focus on publishing non-fiction, outside of the Margellos World Republic of Letters, an award-winning series of global literature in translation. That is overseen by Abigail Storch who says, ” I welcome proposals for fiction (novels and short stories); poetry; interpretive, literary nonfiction; and genre-bending work in translation from any region of the world. I am drawn to literary works that grapple with enduring questions at the heart of what it means to be a human being, in relationship with other human beings and the natural world.”

Like most academic presses they are seeking qualified experts in their particular field to write books on that topic. For that reason they ask you submit a CV along with a more traditional submission packet.

To learn more of the details involved in submitting or proposing work to them, please go here. Please carefully review their submission guidelines before submitting.

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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