Information for Prospective Authors
We consider authors our friends and are proud to support their careers. A beneficially mutual relationship is premised on both author and publisher being a good fit with one another. Accordingly, please review the following guidelines in order to determine how to successfully submit your ideas to us.
All queries and submissions should be made to our Assistant Editor, Steffanie Mortis, via email. Please do not mail material prior to receiving an invitation from the press to submit material.
Areas of Publication
The best way to determine if your project is a fit with Trinity University Press is to study what we publish by reviewing our web site.
We specifically do not accept unsolicited proposals to publish fiction and poetry.
We do publish authors who are represented by agents. Please have your agent contact us on your behalf.
Proposal and Query Guidelines
We do accept unsolicited proposals and queries from authors. We kindly request, however, that you review our guidelines and areas of publication before submitting your material.
Queries. Unsolicited queries for proposed works that are at the idea stage should include a cover letter, synopsis (with proposed length and number of illustrations, if any), a brief discussion of audience and marketing potential, and a resume or C.V. Queries for projects not yet written, especially by unagented and/or unpublished authors, are speculative and rarely acquired by the press.
Proposals. Unsolicited proposals for manuscripts that are complete or in some stage of development should include a cover letter (with proposed length and number of illustrations, if any), a brief discussion on audience and marketing potential, three sample chapters, a table of contents, and a resume or C.V.
If your submission does not include all of the materials we have requested, we may not be able to review it. Due to the backlog of material submitted for consideration, it may take three to six months for a response from us. Please let us know with your original submission if you are represented by an agent and if your material is being simultaneously submitted to other publishers. We receive many queries and faithfully review them, but this takes some time. We reserve the right to decline to publish any project, and we are unable to offer advice or comments on projects that we choose not to pursue.