To submit a proposal to AltaMira Press, send the following information to the appropriate acquisitions editor for your subject. Please include the following:
A prospectus. The prospectus should include a description of the book; a statement regarding what makes it important, timely, unique; an analysis of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates); a description of your target audience (general readers? undergraduate or graduate students? scholars? professionals?); an affirmation if any of the material in the book has been previously published, and, if so, when and where and whether republication rights are available; the length of the manuscript in 12 point type on double-spaced 8 1/2 by 11 pages; and, if the manuscript is not complete, an estimation of when it will be finished.
A detailed table of contents.
Your curriculum vitae or resume. In short, what qualifies to write the book you are proposing? If you are proposing a contributed volume, please include affiliations and, if possible, brief resumes for each of the contributors, as well as your own c.v.
One or two sample chapters. If an introduction or overview is available, please include it.
A list of four to seven potential peer reviewers, with whom you have no personal or professional relationship, but who might advise us as to the quality, academic integrity, and commercial viability of the project. If possible, please include their affiliations, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.
We will acknowledge receipt of a proposal within two weeks; we are usually able to render a decision on contract within four to six weeks.
Please do not send your entire manuscript. If an acquisitions editor would like to see the complete manuscript, he or she will let you know.
Please note that we are unable to return hard copies of submitted materials unless a self addressed envelope with return address and sufficient postage is included with your submission.