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Book Proposal Review Program

As part of its core mission to further humanities research and as a corollary to its Manuscript Review Program, the UT Humanities Center also hosts a Book Proposal Review Program for faculty from its nine affiliated arts and humanities departments. The program provides support for faculty book proposals that would benefit from professional review before being submitted to a publisher.

Tenure-stream faculty may apply to the UTHC to organize a 1-2-hour online workshop during which internal reviewers experienced in publishing academic books discuss the proposal’s readiness for submission and offer concrete suggestions for improving it.

The Book Proposal Review Program provides helpful and timely feedback to tenure-stream humanities faculty preparing book proposals for submission to presses in order to obtain contracts or advance book contracts. The workshops

  • include intense discussion about a faculty author’s proposal;
  • develop strategies for finding suitable publishers for the proposed book;
  • review submission procedures and contract options.

The Book Proposal Review Program is coordinated by the Center’s Associate Director.

For more information, contact us at humanitiesctr@utk.edu.


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