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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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Who We Might Have Been, and Who We Will Become

Who among us hasn’t considered what our lives would be like if we had taken alternate paths, made different decisions? Storytellers of every stripe write of the lives we didn’t have, says Andrew H. Miller, author of On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled Lives. As we live through a worldwide pandemic, the ideas of what might have been are even more appealing. Much like the adolescents on the verge of adulthood in Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, Miller tells us, we wait to see what comes next.