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We invite you to tour our website and author pages on your way to determining if you would like to work with us. Our journals department is also seeking to expand its family of humanities and social science journals. Visit our journals department pages for more information.

Does your book fit into The University of Illinois Press list?

The University of Illinois Press book division publishes scholarly books and serious nonfiction in the humanities and social sciences, as well as Illinois and Midwest regional titles. Please take a look at our current and recent catalogs, as well as series lists, to get an idea of the areas we currently publish in. Note that we do not publish original fiction or poetry collections.

Would you like to submit a proposal?

If you have decided our press is the place for your book, our editors welcome manuscript proposals. Please follow our guide, How to Submit a Book Proposal, to make sure that your proposal receives our full attention. Please take a look at this list of our acquisitions editors and the areas in which they specialize to make sure the right person receives the proposal. Let your editor know if you’re interested in submitting your manuscript for consideration in a particular series.

Have you received a request for a full manuscript?

Please follow the instructions on the page Submitting a Manuscript for Review.

Has your book been accepted for publication?

If your book has been reviewed and accepted for publication by The University of Illinois Press, follow the instructions on Preparing the Final Materials.

Do you need your book or journal article as an electronic file for tenure, promotion, or job application?

You can request a restricted-use PDF of your article or book here.


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