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FOR AUTHORS


Due to the high volume of submissions the University of New Mexico Press receives annually, we cannot respond to all unsolicited queries and proposals. If an author sends a query or proposal and the press is interested in the project, the author will be contacted. Otherwise the press will not respond.

For all projects, the press requires that authors send an initial query letter or book proposal describing their manuscripts. Do not send full manuscripts unless asked to do so by an editor. Please address the following points in your letter/proposal:

1. Begin with a description of the issue, problem, or subject your manuscript addresses. Why is this an important topic?

2. Document the need for a book on this topic or in this area. Why should your manuscript be published? How does it differ from other works on the subject?

3. Define your purpose and audience. Why will people want to buy this book?

4. Describe your work’s scope and contents. Please append a contents page. What unique features characterize your treatment of the topic?

5. What is the estimated page length or word count of your manuscript? Do you intend to include illustrations? If so, how many do you intend to include?

6. When do you expect to complete the manuscript? Are there scheduling priorities involved with the publication of this work; for instance, an event or exhibit anticipated to coincide with its release?


Send letters regarding Latin American history and culture, U.S. West history and culture, sciences, environmentalism, Native studies, Chicano studies, and anthropology and archaeology to:

Clark Whitehorn
University of New Mexico Press
MSC05 3185
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001


Send letters regarding literary theory and poetics, popular and American culture, drama and film, linguistics, art, photography, and architecture to:

Elise M. McHugh
University of New Mexico Press
MSC05 3185
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001


If unsure of who to address a letter to or if you have questions regarding editorial procedures, query letters, and book proposals, please e-mail Clark Whitehorn at clarkw@unm.edu.

Editors strive to respond to submissions in a timely manner. However, it may take up to eight weeks for a prospective author to receive a response. If an editor is interested in the project, he or she will be in touch about the next steps in the evaluation process.