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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.

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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John Rawls: Speaking in a Shared Political Language

On the occasion of the anniversary of the publication of A Theory of Justice, Andrius Gališanka, author of John Rawls: The Path to a Theory of Justice, reflects on some of Rawls’s ideas on moral and political reasoning