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NASPA Book Proposal Submission Form


Please complete the electronic submission form below to submit your book proposal to NASPA. 

Authors are welcome to send proposals at any time. However, NASPA has two dedicated book proposal review periods each year in October and May. To ensure your proposal is read during the review period, please send your complete submission no later than August 31 for review in October or March 31 for review in May.

Please see the overview of NASPA's book proposal evaluation process for guidance on our review procedures and timeline.

 

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Book Proposal Submission

Submissions should be uploaded below in Word or PDF format.

Please complete your book proposal in as much detail as possible. This information is important for NASPA to have before starting a discussion about your proposed book. There is no prescribed length for proposals, but most tend to be three to six, double-spaced pages.

  1. Author(s)/Editor(s)
    Please provide for each author/editor.

    1. Name and Mailing Address

    2. Telephone number

    3. Email address

    4. Author/Editor Bio. Brief credentials explaining why you are an excellent candidate to write this book. If you are submitting a proposal for a collaborative volume, please indicate clearly who the contributors are and what they will write on. Affiliations should be supplied. Indicate names as they should appear on the title page and in all promotional copy.


  2. Book Details

    1. Proposed Title. One sentence or less that summarizes the book’s mission.

    2. Brief Synopsis. Outline the goals, themes, and scope of the work. Provide a rationale for why this topic is of considerable market interest, how this book is different from existing books, and what problem the book will solve for readers. (500 to 800 words)

    3. Detailed Outline. Provide a list of working chapter titles and a one-paragraph description of what will be covered in each chapter. If this is an edited volume, provide the name of the author writing the chapter and their affiliation.

    4. Special Features. Please indicate if the book will have exercises, chapter-ending tests, resources, or other special features.

    5. Length. Description of the proposed length of the book. It should preferably be within 60,000 to 75,000 words (not including references).

    6. Completion Date. Your intended date of completion for the final manuscript.

    7. Submission. Are you planning to submit this proposal to more than one publisher at a time?

    8. Suggested Peer Reviewers. Please list three to five areas of expertise that most closely align with the book’s coverage and which should guide selection of outside reviewers. In addition, please provide the names of three to four scholars in the field who might serve as appropriate reviewers for this proposal.

  3. Market

    1. Audience. Indicate the primary readership for your book and the size of the market. Include professional level or experience, job descriptions/titles, and any required knowledge/experience assumed. Also include any potential secondary audience. If the book is intended for a student audience, indicate whether undergraduate or postgraduate and the course level.

    2. Competition. Explain how this book relates to other books/resources on the topic that have been published. What will this book achieve that is new or unique? What will be the book’s impact on pedagogy, practice, and/or policy? Please list competitive titles published or soon to be published and describe how this book will differ. (If applicable, please take time to review NASPA’s current publications and indicate what distinguishes your content from recently published books on similar topics.)

    3. Endorsements. If there are individuals you would like to recommend to endorse the book, please list their names and contact information below.

    4. Review Copies. Please list any specialized publications (journals, newspapers, magazines, alumni or university publications) that should receive review copies of the book.

    5. Social Media. Please list any suggested Internet sites or blogs we should contact for promotional purposes. Include organization name and the web address. If you have a personal website or blog, please list it here.

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