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Vanderbilt University Press acquires books in areas like health care and caregiving; Latin American and Hispanic studies; law; higher education; human rights and civil rights; sociology, anthropology, and history; US politics and policy; studies of race, class, gender, and sexuality. We also publish books with a regional focus on Tennessee and the South, including, for example, books on country music. The Press does not publish fiction or poetry.

Submission Guidelines

We welcome the submission of a full manuscript or a book proposal accompanied by at least one sample chapter. A cover letter should describe the book's purpose and focus, its approximate or proposed length and number of illustrations, and a statement about whether your project is under consideration elsewhere. If submitting a book proposal, you should include one to two paragraph summaries of each proposed chapter.

Materials may be submitted by any of the following ways:

  • Email to beth.itkin@vanderbilt.edu;
  • U.S. mail to Vanderbilt University Press, PMB 351813, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37235-1813;
  • Other shipping methods to Vanderbilt University Press, 2014 Broadway, Suite 320, Nashville, TN 37203.

Authors wishing to have submitted material returned should include postage and a self-addressed envelope.

For information on how to submit books to our active series, please visit our Series page.

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