Proposal Requirements

To submit your manuscript or book proposal to Baylor University Press for consideration, please email the following materials to Cade Jarrell at Cade_Jarrell@baylor.edu.

  1. The working title of the proposed volume.
  2. The table of contents for the proposed volume.
  3. A list of and full publication information for already published material that is to be included in the proposed volume, identifying how this material fits into the book.
  4. A list of electronic releases of any portion of your proposed manuscript (include citation). The list should explain the purpose for release of manuscript (i.e., dissertation, journal article, etc.).
  5. An estimate of the work already completed, projected word count, and a proposed submission date (allowing for several months for peer review and necessary revisions following). Please also include a statement of other academic work already under contract.
  6. A 25-word book “thumbnail.”
  7. A 250-word book summary. The summary should identify the project’s subject, thesis, method, scope, limitations, intended audience, and potential significance.
  8. A “road map” to the proposed book which summarizes the contents and accomplishments of each chapter in two to three sentences.
  9. The book’s introduction and 2–3 sample chapters or full ms. (if available).
  10. A brief review of research into the subject (identify major representative works and explain how your project overlaps with and departs from them).
  11. A list of 5–8 scholars which should provide a back ad endorsement for the book (the scholars whose judgments matter most in the field).
  12. A list of 5 academic journals that MUST review the book.
  13. A current CV, listing education, all academic and professional positions, and major academic publications (i.e., peer-reviewed books and articles).