Lexington Books - Submission Guidelines | Rowman & Littlefield

Lexington Books publishes the best scholarly work in disciplines ranging across the humanities and social sciences including:

  • African Studies
  • American History
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Asian Studies
  • Classics
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies
  • Film/Television Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • International History

  • International Relations
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literary Criticism
  • Media Studies
  • Middle East Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Political Theory
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Religion
  • Slavic Studies
  • Sociology
Proposal Guidelines:
To submit a manuscript for consideration by Lexington Books, please send:

  • a prospectus (see below for details)
  • a detailed table of contents
  • one or two sample chapters
  • your curriculum vitae

If you are proposing a contributed volume, please include titles, affiliations, and brief resumes for each of the contributors. The prospectus should include:

  1. A description of the book, describing the core themes, arguments, issues, goals, and/or topics of the work, what makes it unique, what questions it seeks to answer, and why you are qualified to write it.
(2–5 pages)
  1. A description of your target audience (undergraduate or graduate students? scholars? professionals?).
  2. An analysis of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates), indicating distinctive and original elements of your project that set it apart from these other works.
  3. A list of courses in which your book might be used as a text or supplementary text, indicating the course level at which this book may be used.
  4. An indication of whether any part of your manuscript has been
published previously, and if it is a doctoral dissertation, what changes you are proposing to prepare it for publication.
  1. The length of the manuscript either as a word count or a page count (12-point type on double-spaced 8 1/2" by 11" pages). Will there be figures, tables, or other non-text material, and, if so, approximately how many? If the text is not complete, please still estimate its final length, not including the non-text material.
  2. If the manuscript is not complete, an estimation of when it will be finished. Is there a particular date by which you hope the book will be published (due to a historical anniversary, conference, etc.?)
  3. The names of four to seven respected scholars in your field with whom you have no personal or professional relationship. Include their titles, affiliations, e-mail addresses, and/or mailing addresses.
  4. An indication of whether the manuscript is under consideration by other publishers.

***Please do not send your entire manuscript.
An acquisitions editor will contact you to request additional materials. ***