Submission Guidelines

Series Editors: Rich Rice, Texas Tech University; Heather MacNeill Falconer, University of Maine; and J. Michael Rifenburg, University of North Georgia

Consulting Editor: Susan H. McLeod, University of California Santa Barbara 

Submissions to the Perspectives on Writing series should follow the guidelines provided below. If a submission is judged by the editor to be consistent with the goals of the series and possesses strong scholarly merit, it will undergo a rigorous peer review by scholars drawn from our Publications Review Board or Editorial Board. Reviews are typically completed in one or two months.

The series editors prefer not to consider work submitted simultaneously for consideration by another publisher. For more information about submitting to this and other book series hosted by the WAC Clearinghouse, please see the Clearinghouse's Invitation to Contribute.

Format for Submissions

To ensure timely consideration of your proposed work, please provide the information outlined below:

  • the names of the author(s) or editor(s);
  • the complete title and subtitle;
  • the length or proposed length;
  • the content of the book including your aims in writing it; your primary findings, arguments, or themes; its genre; the sources used in your research, if applicable; and the relationship or similarity your work has to other writing in the field;
  • the intended audience or markets for your book, including courses for which the book might be used as a text or collateral reading and organizations or groups that might be interested in reading it;
  • related books that have been published elsewhere;
  • the ways that the book complements or extends work published in the Perspectives Series or elsewhere on the Clearinghouse;
  • any features in the proposed manuscript that will require special attention in the design and production of your book, such as photographs, line drawings, or other illustrations; charts, graphs, or tables; technical or foreign languages; complex mathematical or scientific data; video, audio, or other multimedia elements; embedded data sets or applications; and
  • the status of your manuscript, including how much of it has been written and when you expect to finish writing it.

Please include with your proposal a copy of your current vita or resumé, as well as those for any co-authors or editors. If relevant, enclose a copy of the table of contents of the proposed work, preferably annotated. You may include a sample chapter from the manuscript, if available, or the full manuscript, if it is available.

Where and How to Submit

You may submit your prospectus and supporting material electronically by email directly to series editors Rich Rice (, Heather MacNeill Falconer (, and J. Michael Rifenburg ( Files may be sent as PDF documents or word processing documents (Word, RTF, Open Document Format, etc.). Please combine all materials into one file where possible. You may compress the file using WinZip or a similar program. If materials are too large to be submitted as email attachments, you may use other means, such as DropBox.

Preparing Your Manuscript

To view our manuscript preparation guidelines, please see our Guide for Authors and Editors.

A Note on Open-Access Publishing

The Perspectives on Writing series offers books in free digital editions and low-cost print editions. Books are offered through a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 United States License. Copyright is held by the author(s) or editor(s) of the books. The publishers cover the costs of reviewing, designing, producing, and distributing the books. Any proceeds from sales of print books in the series are used to support the publication of subsequent books. Our goal as publishers is to make work available to the widest possible audience while maintaining the highest standards in scholarly publishing. We welcome contributions to the series and to the larger goal of supporting open-access scholarly publishing. If you have questions about the goals of the larger WAC Clearinghouse project, please contact Mike Palmquist at