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 Publishing 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 We do not publish theses; however, if you convert your theses to book format, we will review proposals for that as well, but we will not review a thesis if sent in before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:

  • An Introductory chapter (5-10 pages) explaining the theory and research for the book you are interested in writing
  • 2-3 sample chapters that will be included in the complete manuscript
  • Table of Contents
  • Complete Manuscript Submission Date
  • CV’s of the authors and editors involved

If your book is finished you may submit the completed manuscript instead of the Introduction and sample chapters


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.