Open Submissions for Scholarly Manuscripts and Poetry in Translation

New book proposals:
As a first step, please send us a letter of inquiry that describes the following:

  • The subject of your book. Place the book in the appropriate context of current research, analysis, or similar framework.
  • The approach you have taken.
  • The intended audience (academia, students, general public, specialists or professionals). If the book is appropriate for use as a textbook, please provide a description of the kinds of courses and level (undergraduate, graduate); Your background and a history of your relationship to the topic.

Include your current curriculum vitae (for all authors listed), an outline or table of contents, and a sample chapter. Do not to send the complete manuscript until requested. Please do not contact us unless you are within six months of completing the manuscript. Provide an estimate of the final length of the manuscript (number of words) and the number of illustrations, graphs, or tables included in the manuscript. Describe any illustrations (e.g., black-and-white photographs, maps, line drawings) that are part of the manuscript.

New editions of previously published books:

Please send a letter of inquiry and a copy of the latest edition of the book. The letter should include a summary of proposed revisions, updates, or changes. The cost of copying materials is usually less than the cost of return postage and we prefer to re-cycle materials (other than books), however, any materials to be returned must include return packaging and sufficient postage.

All proposals (new books and new editions of previously published books) must be submitted via mail. The editor will respond to your inquiry within four weeks. If your project seems appropriate for our list, we will invite submission of the manuscript.

Poetry in Translation:

Please send the proposed manuscript including the poetry in the original language. We  publish bi-lingual editions with the original language and English on facing pages. The version of the poetry in the original language must be properly cited and credited. If previous versions of the poetry have been published please indicate in the cover letter the reasons for the new edition or version and cite the previously published versions.

Mailing address:
Coimbra Editions [for poetry in translation: Coimbra Editions Poetry in Translation]
California Institute of Arts and Letters

c/o Jeff Munnis
1244 Westerly Parkway, #35
State College, PA 16801