Guidelines and Call for Submissions
NewSage Press publishes non-fiction works. Before
submitting a book proposal, be sure you are familiar with the type
of books we have published in the past. Review our web site, www.newsagepress.com,
or look through our catalog.
We do not publish novels or other forms of fiction.
Be sure to include the following information:
If you would like your submitted material returned,
include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Limit your proposal to no more than 10 double-spaced
pages. If possible, also include two sample chapters from the proposed
book that are representative of your writing style. Try to address
the following points and questions somewhere in your proposal:
Idea in Brief: The essence of the theme
or subject in two or three lines.
Premise: Why is this book important? How
is your book different than the other books already published on
this particular subject?
Contents/Outline: Include a table of contents
or outline to describe the books contents and organization.
Tone: Is the books tone popular,
scholarly, humorous, or what? Give examples.
Art: If relevant, mention the number, kind,
and source of photographs, illustrations, etc.
Market Considerations: Who will want to
buy or read this book? How widespread is this audience and how can
they be reached? What other books on this topic have already been
published? Be specific.
Length: Give an estimated word count.
Author: As the author, how are you qualified
to write this book? What life experience, expertise, or professional
contacts do you have relative to the subject matter that makes you
uniquely qualified to write it? What else have you written? For
photographers, how long have you been working on this project and
how is your perspective unique or important?
Time to Deliver: From the date of signing
an agreement with the publisher, give an estimate of the number
of months for completion. Figure how long the project will take
and then add 35%.