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Acquisitions Editors

Harvard University Press is proud to publish works on a wide range of subjects. Click the photos below to find out more about each editor’s areas of interest and see recent works that are representative of their publishing programs.

Conference Exhibits

Our Editorial Department exhibits books and greets attendees at dozens of academic conferences every year. View a full schedule of exhibits planned for the current year.

Proposal Guidelines

Read an overview of our proposals process: questions to consider when preparing a book proposal, information that should be included, and how proposals are handled.

Manuscript and Art Preparation Guidelines

The following documents [PDF] contain our most current guidelines for preparing a manuscript and any accompanying artwork for submission.

* Use this method for manuscripts in the social and natural sciences.

If you have further questions, please contact us.

Royalties

Please see our page on Royalties for a glossary of common terms on the royalty statement and answers to some frequently asked questions about the royalty payment process.

All foreign authors are required to complete a Vendor Request Form in order to receive royalty payments from Harvard University Press. Additionally, United States tax law requires that Harvard University withhold 30% of any payment to foreign individuals. However, foreign individuals who reside in countries that have a tax treaty with the United States can apply for an exemption from this requirement. See our page on Royalties for Foreign Authors for details on these processes.

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Why You Should Participate in an (Online) Book Club

Online book clubs can be a rewarding way to connect with readers, Lindsay Chervinsky discovered, when she was invited to join one to discuss her book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution. Since my book was published in April 2020, I’ve discovered that my work appeals to three main audiences. First, the general readers who are enthusiastic about history, attend virtual events, and tend to support local historic sites. Second, readers who are curious about our government institutions and the current political climate and are looking for answers about its origins. And third, history, social studies, and government teachers