Contact an Acquisitions Editor
Submitting a Manuscript Proposal to The University of Alabama Press
The University of Alabama Press publishes in the following areas: American history; southern history and culture; American religious history; Latin American history; American archaeology; southeastern archaeology; Caribbean archaeology; historical archaeology; ethnohistory; anthropology; American literature and criticism; rhetoric and communication; creative non-fiction; linguistics, esp. dialectology; African-American studies; Native American studies; Judaic studies; public administration; theater; natural history and environmental studies; American social and cultural history; sports history; military history; regional studies of Alabama and the southern United States, including trade titles. Submissions are not invited in poetry, fiction, or drama. The press also publishes the journals Theatre Symposium, Theatre History Studies, and Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.
Special series from Alabama include Alabama: The Forge of History; Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory; Classics in Southeastern Archaeology; Contemporary American Indian Studies; Deep South Books; Judaic Studies; Library of Alabama Classics; Modern and Contemporary Poetics; The Modern South; Religion and American Culture; Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique; and Studies in American Literary Realism and Naturalism.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal in one of the fields above, it would be most helpful if you would supply
- a cover letter
- a prospectus including a description of your work and its intended audience, the length or anticipated length of the manuscript, the number or anticipated number of illustrations, and the anticipated date of completion if your work is still in progress
- a curriculum vitae
If available, also send
- a table of contents
- an introduction
- and/or a sample chapter or two
Please direct your inquiry to the appropriate acquisitions editor (for questions, feel free to contact the appropriate editor by e-mail):
Daniel Waterman, Editor-in-Chief (firstname.lastname@example.org
): American literature and criticism, rhetoric and communication, creative non-fiction, linguistics, African-American studies, public administration, theater, art, natural history and environmental studies. American history, southern history and culture, American military history, American religious history, Latin American history, Jewish studies, regional studies of Alabama and the southern United States, including regional trade titles
American archaeology, southeastern archaeology, Caribbean archaeology, historical archaeology, Native American studies, ethnohistory, and anthropology
- Elizabeth Motherwell, Senior Acquisitions Editor for Natural History and the Environment (email@example.com): natural history and environmental trade titles.
Donna Cox Baker, Acquisitions Editor for History (Donna.Baker@ua.edu)
We look forward to receiving your submission in the format requested above, mailed to the appropriate editor at one of the following addresses:
(for U.S. Mail services)
The University of Alabama Press
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0380
(for other parcel or express delivery services)
The University of Alabama Press
200 Hackberry Lane, 2nd Floor McMillan Bldg.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487