Wesleyan University Press is launching a new book series in Connecticut history and we are looking for proposals.
We are interested in a wide range of topics, including explorations of historical events, prominent figures, natural history, African American history, Native American history, material culture and industrial studies. Books for the series will have a scholarly basis but be written for general readers. They should be relatively short (100-250 pages) and many will be heavily illustrated. The first two books to be published, on the underground railroad in Connecticut and Jewish farm families, are forthcoming in 2008.
We will also reissue out-of-print works, and would welcome your suggestions of titles that deserve republication.
Founded in 1957, Wesleyan University Press has published award-winning books for almost 50 years. We are very excited about publishing Connecticut history books and encourage you to spread the word.
Proposals may be sent to my attention at the address below. Your proposal should include a cover letter, a prospectus, and a C.V. If available, please also send us:
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).
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