Bernan Press Author Resources | Rowman & Littlefield


Publish Your Next Book with Bernan Press

We invite you to publish your next book with Bernan Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. We are actively seeking authors to publish works in the following areas:


  • Environmental Science 
  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Emergency Management
  • Homeland Security & Cyber Security
  • Law & Government 
  • Regulatory Compliance


Bernan Press Submission Guidelines

To submit a proposal to Bernan Press, please send the following information to Mary Meghan Ryan. If you have any questions, she can also be reached by phone at 301-459-3366 Ext. 5720.  

The proposal should include as much of the following information as possible:

  • A description of the book.
  • A statement regarding what makes it important, timely, or unique.
  • A description of your target audience (general readers? undergraduate or graduate students? scholars? professionals?)
  • A list of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates) and how your project differs from them.
  • The length of the manuscript in word count; and if the manuscript is not complete.
  • An estimation of when it will be finished.
  • An annotated table of contents, including a paragraph describing each chapter, if possible.
  • A curriculum vitae or resume. In short, what qualifies you to write the book you are proposing? If you are proposing a contributed volume, please include affiliations and, if possible, brief resumes for each of the contributors.


We will acknowledge receipt of a proposal within two weeks.


We look forward to hearing more about your work and are pleased to consider your book for consideration.


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