Editorial Program

TAMU Press Editorial Program

Subject Areas of Interest
The Review Process at Texas A&M Press
Suggested Reading for Prospective Authors

 

Please note that Texas A&M University Press does not accept submissions for

Family memoirs or genealogy
Poetry
Fiction
Children’s or Young Adult (Y.A.) books

 

Subject Areas of Interest

  • Agriculture and Range Ecology
  • Anthropology, Physical
  • Aviation History and History of Space Flight
  • Borderlands Studies
  • Business and Oil History
  • Gardening and Horticulture
  • Historical Archaeology (Texas and the Southwest)
  • Military History (United States)
  • Natural History
  • Nature and the Environment
  • Nautical Archaeology
  • Regional History (Texas, Western, Southern, Southwestern)
  • Sports (especially with a Texas focus)
  • Texas Arts, Humanities, and Music
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Wildlife Science

For other topics, inquiries may be addressed to emilyseyl@exchange.tamu.edu.

 

The review process at Texas A&M Press

Texas A&M Press, like other scholarly publishers, adheres to a rigorous process of internal consideration and external peer review for all books it publishes. Final approval of every publication rests with the Faculty Advisory Committee. If a manuscript is accepted for full review, the process typically takes 3–6 months but the time frame can vary, depending on the responses of reviewers.

 

Suggested Reading for Prospective Authors

For further assistance with preparing your manuscript, general style questions, and other aspects of publishing or writing, our editors recommend the following books and resources :

 

On getting published:
Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books, 2nd Edition, by William Germano. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. For scholarly books.

Thinking like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction—and Get it Published, by Susan Rabiner and Alfred Fortunato. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. For commercial books.

 

On writing and preparing manuscripts:
From Dissertation to Book, by William Germano: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Revising Your Dissertation: Advice from Leading Editors, ed. Beth Luey. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.

Handbook for Academic Authors, 4th ed., Beth Luey. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. The basic style guide for most scholarly publishing. Some disciplines (e.g., the Modern Language Association) have their own style guides, which may also be consulted.

The Elements of Style, 4th ed., by William Strunk, Jr., and E. B. White. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1999. A classic little book on clear, concise, writing.

Revising Prose, 4th ed., by Richard Lanham. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000. Comes highly recommended for writers needing to tighten and polish their manuscript. Suggests “The Paramedic Method” of revision.

The Elements of Legal Style, 2nd ed., by Bryan A. Garner. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Maybe you don’t think of lawyers as practitioners of clear writing style. That’s exactly why they need this excellent guide, which can also be of benefit to anyone in a field that uses jargon (thus, all of academia).