Thank you for your interest in the University of Georgia Press's Crux series.
These are our guidelines for submitting information on a prospective book project. Please include as much of the following information as you can:
- Overview (1–2 pages) and explanation of the scope, focus, and purpose of the book.
- Significant or unique features (e.g., new subject area, distinguished contributors, unique form). Provide information that will help us answer the question, “Why would this book be a valuable contribution to the genre of literary nonfiction?” Please tell us what other books or resources are available on your topic, or on closely related topics, and how your proposed book differs from these.
- At least two sample chapters; complete manuscripts are very welcome.
- If you are proposing a book of unusual size or format, please describe and tell us why you think it's necessary to the project.
- Describe any photographs, illustrations, charts, etc., that will be part of the book.
- Estimated length. (We're looking for manuscripts that range from 40,000 to 100,000 words.)
- Tentative schedule for completion of draft.
- A copy of your current résumé or CV.
Please also provide the following information, so we can understand how better to market your work:
- The book’s target audience and relevant demographics. Who needs this book? Readers interested in a topic? A certain sub-genre of nonfiction? Other writers? Students? If students, in which kinds of classes, at what level?
- The book’s selling points: What might motivate someone to purchase the book? What will readers gain, so to speak?
- Positioning your book in the market: What books on the same subject are currently in print? How is your book different from them?
If you are unsure about whether your project fits the editorial program of the Press, please feel free to send a brief initial query to Mr. Griswold at email@example.com.
Please allow us one month to consider your proposal before you make any followup inquiries. We make every effort to respond as quickly and humanely as possible. Thank you.