Before preparing a proposal, please read the description of the goals of the Teaching Culture series under the “About the Series” tab.
Proposals should be between 5 and 15 pages long. They should include the following information and attachments:
1. Description of, and rationale for, the project. What is the “story” you want to tell and why is it important to tell it now?
2. Discussion of the ways in which the project seeks to address contemporary trends in both teaching and scholarship:
- What are the challenges involved in teaching this subject matter and how does this project speak to those challenges?
- Has any of the material been previously published? If so, how will it be reworked to fit with this project?
- How would you characterize the contribution you are making (e.g. is it cutting edge, innovative presentation and pedagogy, a practical contribution, etc.)?
- What are the key concepts students will learn in reading your book
3. Annotated table of contents.
4. Non-textual elements: please include a discussion of any non-textual elements you want to include (e.g. diagrams, photos, graphics, film clips, audio clips, podcasts, websites, etc.).
- What role will these elements play both with the book and pedagogically?
- How important are these elements to the project as a whole?
- How do you envision these elements being delivered (e.g. in the text, on a website, etc.)?
5. Description of the project’s potential market.
- What is the primary market for the book? Please be specific with course names, programs, and institutions if possible.
- What is the secondary market?
6. Estimated length of the final manuscript.
7. Estimated date for completion of the manuscript.
8. Author CV
9. A sample chapter. The series editor welcomes inquiries and book ideas, but normally only proposals that include a sample chapter will be considered for contracts.
Please note that the Teaching Culture series does not accept simultaneous submissions.