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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; archaeology; anthropology; ethnohistory; Native American studies; food studies; Latin American and Caribbean studies; American literature and criticism; rhetoric and communication; regional creative non-fiction; linguistics; law and legal history; African 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: American Writers Remembered; Archaeology of the American South; Archaeology of Food; Atlantic Crossings; Alabama: The Forge of History; Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory; Classics in Southeastern Archaeology; Contemporary American Indian Studies; Historical Archaeology in South America; Jews and Judaism: History and Culture; Modern and Contemporary Poetics; The Modern South; Nexus: New Histories of Science, Technology, the Environment, Agriculture, and Medicine; NGOgraphies: Ethnographic Reflections on NGOs; Religion and American Culture; Public Administration: Criticism and Creativity; Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique; Rhetoric, Law, and the Humanities; 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 an accessibly written description of your work, its argument, significance, scope, and methodology; its intended audience; the length or anticipated length of the manuscript (ideally a word count), the number or anticipated number of illustrations, and the anticipated date of completion if your work is still in progress
  • a detailed table of contents
  • a description of competitive titles (author, title, publisher, year) and how your book differs from them
  • a list of potential peer reviewers, and information about why you believe they would be appropriate readers
  • a curriculum vitae

    If available, also send
  • 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 (waterman@uapress.ua.edu): American literature and criticism, rhetoric and communication, creative non-fiction, linguistics, African-American studies, public administration, theater, art, natural history and environmental studies, southern culture, American military history, American religious history, Judaic and Holocaust studies, regional studies of Alabama and the southern United States, including regional trade titles
  • Wendi Schnaufer, Senior Acquisitions Editor (wschnaufer@uapress.ua.edu): archaeology, anthropology, ethnohistory, Native American studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, and food studies
  • Claire Lewis Evans, Senior Acquisitions Editor (cevans@uapress.ua.edu): US and southern History; Alabama history; Civil War history; natural history; environmental history; histories of science, technology, agriculture, and medicine; outdoor guides; and regional trade titles
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
Box 870380
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0380

(for other parcel or express delivery services)

The University of Alabama
200 Hackberry Lane, 2nd Floor McMillan Bldg.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401