Submitting a Book Proposal

How to submit a book proposal to one of the Common Ground Book Imprints.

Step-by-Step Guide

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A. Types of Proposals

Common Ground Research Networks accepts proposals for single and multi-author books as well as edited collections. We do not publish theses; however, if you convert your theses to book format, we will review proposals for that as well, but we will not review a thesis if sent in before converting it to a book.

B. Files to Submit

To submit a complete proposal we need:

  • A Completed Book Proposal Form
  • The CVs of the Primary Authors and Editors Involved
  • A Table of Contents
  • An Introductory Chapter (5–10 pages explaining the theory and research for the book)
  • Two Sample Chapters, Intended for Inclusion in the Complete Manuscript
  • The Submission Date of the Complete Manuscript

If you are ready to submit, please send us your proposal files. Once your proposal is reviewed by our proposal review committee, we will let you know our decision.