Policy Press

Publishing with Purpose

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Submitting your proposal

We welcome proposals for books, series or journals, from both experienced and first-time authors.

Find out more about publishing your journal with us here.

Use the relevant guidelines listed below to structure your proposal as this will help us to get back to you as quickly as possible. It is essential that you include:

Proposal: an outline of aims and objectives, intended market and the competition;
Chapter plan: one to two paragraphs on each chapter, detailing the content, argument or any features;
Up-to-date CV for yourself, co-authors/editors and short biographies for contributors;
Sample chapters (if available).

Proposal guidelines to download

Proposal guidelines for new books (Word)
Proposal form and guidelines for Shorts (Word)
Proposal guidelines for a new series (Word)
Proposal guidelines for a new journal (Word)

If you would like to discuss your proposal before sending it to us, please contact the editor for your subject area. Find their details on our subject pages.

Format types

The book you are planning to write should fit into one of the following broad categories: Research Monographs, Multi-author or edited works, Learning Resources, Policy and Practice, Trade books for the general reader or Shorts.

There is more detail on each format here.

Please note that we do not publish conference proceedings, autobiographies or fiction.