Canadian Scholars’ Press Proposal Guidelines
CSPI publishes approximately twenty books a year, mainly in the disciplines of Sociology, Criminology, Health Studies, Social Work, Gender and Sexuality, Education, History, and Canadian Studies. CSPI provides a unique and independent voice for a wide range of perspectives that would not be heard with a large publishing house, a university press, or the branch operations of a multinational media company. All of our texts are Canadian-authored and approach both Canadian and international topics from a progressive and critical standpoint.
If you are interested in submitting a manuscript for consideration, please familiarize yourself with our publishing program.
We invite book proposals from academics and scholars. Book proposals should include the following:
- Your name, institutional affiliation, and complete contact information
- Brief personal biography
- Brief outline of the project, including working title, approach, and reasons why the work is important
- Please indicate if the book is a reader, contributed volume, conference publication, or original text
- Estimated length of the manuscript
- Detailed table of contents
- Draft introduction
- One or two sample chapters
- Names, addresses and email addresses of three (or more) scholars who could assess the work objectively
- The size and characteristics of the target audience for the book, including any courses that you teach for which the book would be relevant
- Information about whether a subvention or grant in aid of publication is available
- Timetable for your completion of the work
Please email proposals or queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not accept manuscripts which are in the process of multiple submissions.
While CSPI receives large numbers of proposals, we aim to exceed industry standards for prompt feedback to prospective authors.
Please do not submit original artwork or full manuscripts.
To mail submissions, please send them to:
Canadian Scholars' Press
425 Adelaide Street West
Toronto ON M5V 3C1
Note: If you wish your work to be returned, a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient Canadian postage must be included. Submissions sent from outside of Canada that use non-Canadian stamps on the SASE will not be returned.