Before submitting a proposal, please be sure that we are the appropriate publisher for your work, and follow the guidelines given below. If you have any additional questions please call (814) 865-1327 or send an with the subject line “Manuscript Submission.”

What to Include in Your Proposal

- An abstract or a description of your manuscript (1-2 pages)
- Length of the manuscript in words, including notes and bibliography
- Number and type (color, b/w, maps, tables, etc.) of illustrations, if any
- Date by which the manuscript will be complete
- Table of contents
- Introduction or sample chapter
- Description of the intended audience/market
- A curriculum vitae or resume
- A self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned if we are unable to invite submission of you manuscript.

Editors prefer to receive proposals via the U. S. Postal Service or other mail carrier. If you must transmit a proposal by e-mail, please send a brief e-mail query to the appropriate editor before the sending the full proposal.

If your work is a good fit for our list, editors will request a full manuscript only after reviewing a proposal.

Acquiring Editors

, Director
Dimyonot: Jews and the Cultural Imagination
Penn State Studies in the History of the Book

, Editor-in-Chief
Areas: rhetoric and communication studies, animal studies, and Romance studies
Animalibus: Of Animals and Culture
Edinburgh Editions of Thomas Reid
Graphic Medicine
Re-reading the Canon
Rhetoric and Democratic Deliberation
RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric

, Executive Editor
Areas: art and architectural history, visual culture, medieval and early modern studies, French history, Iberian and Latin American history and culture
Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies
Iberian Encounter and Exchange, 475-1755
Latin American Originals
Magic in History
Magic in History Sourcebooks
Refiguring Modernism

, Acquisitions Editor
Areas: Pennsylvania and mid-Atlantic history and regional studies, religious studies
Africana Religions
Inventing Christianity
Signifying (on) Scriptures
Religion Around
Max Kade German-American Research Institute
Keystone Books
Pietist, Moravian, and Anabaptist Studies

Mail proposals to:
Penn State University Press
820 North University Drive
University Support Building 1, Suite C
University Park, PA 16802-1003

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