How to submit a book proposal
If you would like to submit a proposal, you can do so by downloading our proposal guidelines, following them in preparing your proposal, and then sending it to the correct commissioning editor for the subject area. You may also wish to consult our house style guidelines whilst preparing your proposal.
Please do not send entire manuscripts in the first instance; we prefer to see one or two sample chapters and a detailed outline of the project.
Meet the team
Our commissioning team are always on the lookout for quality proposals to publish in a range of book formats – including monographs, multi-authored or edited collections, trade books for the general reader, plus study guides and plays in certain subject areas.
Books for a broader audience
- Emma Brennan – History, Biography, Arts, Humanities (currently on leave, please email Tom Dark)
- Tom Dark – Society, Politics, Music, Social Sciences
- Emma Brennan – History of Art and Design (currently on leave, please email Alun Richards)
- Tom Dark – Sociology, Human Geography, Anthropology
- Rob Byron – Politics and International Relations
- Meredith Carroll – History, Medieval Studies and Archaeology
- Alun Richards – French and Francophone History
- Matthew Frost – Literature pre-1945, Film, Theatre
- Paul Clarke – Literature since 1945
- Lucy Burns – Modern and Contemporary Poetry, and International Law
Manchester University Press supports the Open Access publishing of monographs.
Manchester University Press is a name trusted by students and scholars worldwide as a clear indication of the best scholarly content. We are always on the lookout for academically rigorous, accessible textbooks that fill gaps in the market and provide convenient, affordable texts for busy course tutors to set for their students.
If you have an idea for a textbook, please contact a member of the editorial team.
We do not publish conference proceedings, but we are always interested in well crafted edited volumes. You can read our Editorial Director’s tips for framing and proposing a successful edited volume.
We do not publish PhD theses. In a small number of cases, where the research is of exceptionally high quality and broad appeal, we can consider a book that takes thesis research as its starting point and expands upon it significantly, on the strict understanding that it must have been entirely rewritten and restructured for a wider audience.
Please do not send unrevised thesis materials for consideration.
Peer review and commissioning process
Please refer to our detailed overview of the peer review and commissioning process – including style guidelines.