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For Authors

Vanderbilt University Press acquires books in the areas of Latin American and Hispanic studies; global and public health; human rights and civil rights; anthropology; history and postwar studies; and 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 Nashville and country music.

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 Zack Gresham at
  • U.S. mail to Vanderbilt University Press, PMB 401813, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-1813
  • Other shipping methods to Vanderbilt University Press, 1401 17th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37212

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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