Authors

Areas in which we acquire

The Press’s editorial program focuses primarily on the humanities and traditional social sciences with concentrations in:

  • theology
  • philosophy
  • ethics
  • history and philosophy of science
  • political science and theory
  • medieval and early modern studies
  • Irish and Irish American studies
  • African American studies
  • Latin American studies
  • Latino Studies
  • peace studies and international relations
  • literary criticism
  • original short fiction and poetry
  • religion
    • biblical studies
    • Orthodox studies
    • Islamic and Judaic studies
    • world religions
    • religious history

We do not invite submissions in the hard sciences, mathematics, or novel-length fiction.

How to submit a proposal to the UND Press

Please send a cover letter summarizing the project and the contribution it makes to its field. Copies of the table of contents and preface or introduction, and a current CV or resume, should accompany the cover letter. If you have sample chapters, we ask that you include at least one of these as well. Please include an SASE if you need the materials returned to you. Mail, fax, or email your proposal to us as indicated below:

The University of Notre Dame Press
c/o Acquisitions
310 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: (574) 631-4913
Fax: (574) 631-8148
Email: acquire@nd.edu

Acquisitions Editors and Staff

Charles Van Hof

Senior Acquisitions Editor
Religion, theology, philosophy, and history.

Stephen Little

Acquisitions Editor
Medieval and early modern studies, literature and criticism, and European studies.

Acquisitions Staff

Political science and theory, Irish and Irish American studies, African American studies, Latin American studies, Latino Studies, and original short fiction and poetry.

Manuscript and Graphics Submissions Guidelines (PDF)

Please review our guidelines above for preparing manuscripts, electronic files, illustrations, and permissions.

Additional Graphics Submission Guidelines (PDF)
Art Checklist—DON’T’s:
  • Do not write on the back of any original photos. Use pressure sensitive labels instead.
  • Don’t use ink that might rub off of the label onto the photo itself (as do roller ball pens).
  • Do not submit line art in programs such as Corel Draw, Excel, Access, or table generators in word-processing files.
  • Do not size photos and line art too small. We can reduce larger images but cannot enlarge tiny ones.
  • Do not staple, tape, or clip original photos.
  • Do not submit gif, jpeg, or compressed images.
  • Do not enlarge a graphic image once it has been scanned. It must be scanned at the reproduction size.
  • Do not download art from the Web for submission as original art. Web art is only 72 dpi, not high-enough resolution for print publication.

Author Responsibilities and Copyright Guidelines

AAUP Permissions FAQ (PDF)

This document was developed by the Copyright Committee of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) for dissemination among AAUP member presses. It is designed to provide practical answers to the kinds of copyright permissions questions authors often raise when preparing their work for submission. Sample permissions letters are appended.

More material helpful to the academic publishing community is provided courtesy of the University of Chicago Press. Click to read Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines from the University of Chicago Press (PDF) at the AAUP web site.

Poetry and Fiction Prizes Published by the University of Notre Dame Press

The Press publishes the winning manuscripts of three creative writing contests.

The Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry and the Richard Sullivan Prize in Fiction are awarded to authors who have published at least one volume of short fiction or one volume of poetry, respectively. The Creative Writing Program in the Department of English at University of Notre Dame, administers these two prizes. Please see their guidelines for submitting manuscripts and the submission dates at their site:

Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry

The Sandeen Prize in Poetry is awarded to authors who have published at least one volume of poetry.

Richard Sullivan Prize in Fiction

The Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction is awarded to authors who have published at least one volume of short fiction.

Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize

The Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize is bestowed by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The submission guidelines and information about this prize can be found at the Institute’s site.

Online Poetry Resources

Poets.org, the online newsletter of The Academy of American Poets, has profiled a few of the most necessary sites in the vast online poetry world as a way to help visitors find the most dependable and exhaustive sites. Check out this terrific resource here.

Exhibits Schedule/Meeting with an Editor

The Press regularly exhibits at scholarly conferences. We invite you to drop by our booth to meet the editors and see our titles. If you would like to make an appointment prior to a conference, dependent upon staff availability, please write to the Acquisitions email address listed above.

Press News

Guerrero wins International Latino Book Award

Laurie Ann Guerrero’s A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying won First Place in the Best Poetry Book-One Author-English category from The International Latino Book Awards. The awards were announced on June 28, 2014, during the American Library Association 2014 Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

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Catholic Press Association Book Awards go to Five UNDP Titles

The 2014 Catholic Press Association Book Awards were announced during the Catholic Media Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, on June 20, 2014. Five University of Notre Dame Press books were selected as being exemplary titles in their fields.

The Press congratulates our winners in the following categories:

First Place,…

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