Before submitting a proposal, please be sure that we are the appropriate publisher for your work, and follow the guidelines given below.

What to Include in Your Proposal

- An abstract or a description of your manuscript (1-2 pages)
- Length of the manuscript in words, including notes and bibliography
- Number and type (color, b/w, maps, tables, etc.) of illustrations, if any
- Date by which the manuscript will be complete
- Table of contents
- Introduction or sample chapter
- Description of the intended audience/market
- A curriculum vitae or resume
- If your manuscript is a revision of your dissertation, provide a description of how heavily the manuscript is revised. If the dissertation is available online through Open Access, indicate whether you have the option to place a permanent or long-term embargo on its dissemination. Please note that Penn State University Press does not accept unrevised dissertations.

Editors prefer to receive proposals electronically but request that you first please send a brief e-mail query to the appropriate editor before sending the full proposal.

If your work is a good fit for our list, editors will request a full manuscript only after reviewing a proposal.

Acquiring Editors

, Assistant Director, Editor-in-Chief, and Publisher of Graphic Mundi
Areas: animal studies, graphic studies, trade graphic novels.
Book series:
Animalibus: Of Animals and Culture
Graphic Medicine

, Executive Editor
Areas: art and architectural history, visual culture, history of photography, medieval and early modern studies, occultism and esoterism, Iberian and Latin American history and culture.
Book series:
Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies
Iberian Encounter and Exchange, 475-1755
ICMA Books | Viewpoints
Interactions in the Early Modern Age
Latin American Originals
Magic in History
Magic in History Sourcebooks
Refiguring Modernism

, Acquisitions Editor
Areas: religious studies, Jewish studies, Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic history, history and culture of the German diaspora.
Book series:
Dimyonot: Jews and the Cultural Imagination
Inventing Christianity
Max Kade Research Institute: Germans Beyond Europe
The New History of Quakerism
Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies
Studies in the Holiness and Pentecostal Movements
World Christianity

, Acquisitions Editor
Areas: rhetoric and communication studies, sensory history, Africana studies.
Book series:
Africana Religions
Penn State Series in Critical Theory
Perspectives on Sensory History
Rhetoric and Democratic Deliberation
RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric

, Associate Acquisitions Editor
Book series:
Penn State Studies in the History of the Book

If you prefer to submit your proposal via the U.S. Postal Service or other mail carrier, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope and send to:
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University Park, PA 16802-1003

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