Submitting a book proposal

We work hard to make submitting a book proposal as easy and straightforward as possible. Our editorial team are here to answer any questions you might have and give you the necessary support to make sure your most recent research can make a significant contribution to your field.

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    Write your proposal using our proposal guidelines.

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    Submit your proposal, CV and any other relevant materials using our submission form.

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    Our editorial team will assess your proposal and decide whether to pursue the project.

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    If it seems promising, our editorial team will inform you that your proposal has been sent out for the first stage of peer review. All of our reviewers are leading experts in their fields.

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    Based on the peer review, we’ll decide whether to accept or reject the proposal. We’ll let you know our decision as soon as possible.

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    If we accept your book proposal, you’ll receive a contract offer.

Why is peer review so important?

Learn more about the various types of peer review, why it’s so important, what the social and political considerations of peer review are and how we use it at Zed Books.