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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The University of South Carolina Press publishes works of original scholarship in the fields of history (American, African American, Southern, Civil War, culinary, maritime, and women's), regional studies, literature, religious studies, and rhetoric. USC Press also publishes regional general interest titles addressing the art, architecture, culture, fiction, gardening, and outdoors of the American South.

To have a project considered by USC Press, submit materials in hard copy or as e-mail attachments in Word and include the following:
1. A cover letter that briefly describes the work (scope, purpose, and length), explains how it differs from competing works, and assesses its likely readership.
2. If the work is a completed manuscript, a table of contents and representative chapter (not the entire manuscript); otherwise, a detailed prospectus.
3. A current curriculum vitae or résumé.
4. Before final approval for contract all projects will undergo rigorous, anonymous peer review and endorsement by the University of South Carolina Press Committee, made up of USC faculty members.

Submissions should be sent to:
Linda Haines Fogle, Assistant Director for Operations (lfogle@mailbox.sc.edu)
University of South Carolina Press
1600 Hampton Street, 5th Floor
Columbia, SC 29208

Story River Books (an original southern fiction series edited by Pat Conroy), Palmetto Poetry Series (a South Carolina-based original poetry series edited by Nikky Finney), and Women's Diaries and Letters of the South (a history series edited by Giselle Roberts and Melissa Walker) are currently closed to submissions.

Young Palmetto Books (a South Carolina-based educational series for young readers)
Please see submission guidelines posted here.

 


 
 

 


 
 

 
 
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