Duke University Press welcomes the submission of book proposals in the areas in which we publish. We ask that you submit your proposal to only one editor. If your proposal seems more appropriate for another editor's area of acquisition, it will be passed along to him or her for consideration.
Your proposal should include:
If you would like the proposal to be returned to you, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
If you are sending illustrations, please send photocopies or duplicates.
We attempt to contact authors with a decision within eight weeks. However, due to the number of proposals we receive, it may take longer for an editor to send a response. If you have not heard from us within three months, please follow up by e-mail.
Editors who would like to see more materials or a full manuscript will contact you. Please do not submit your complete manuscript until an editor has invited you to do so.
Areas of Specialization: Anthropology, Construction of Race, Gender and National Identity, Cultural Studies, Feminist Theory, Film and Television, Lesbian and Gay Studies, Literary Theory and Criticism, New Media, Popular Music, Postcolonial Theory, Social Studies of Science, Visual Studies
Jade Brooks, Assistant Editor
Elizabeth Ault, Assistant Editor
Areas of Specialization: American Studies, Asian American Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Political and Social Theory, Geography, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Literary Theory and Criticism, Cultural Studies, Film and Media, Science and Technology Studies, Food Studies
Sandra Korn, Editorial Associate
Areas of Specialization: Latin American Studies, Anthropology, Social Movements, Gender Studies, Race and Ethnicity, American History, Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Sociology
Lydia Rose Rappoport-Hankins, Editorial Associate
Areas of Specialization: Religion, Women's Studies, World History, Creative Non-Fiction, World Readers, Latin American Readers