Submit a Manuscript Proposal

The University Press of Colorado, including the Utah State University Press imprint, is actively encouraging and accepting book-length submissions in anthropology, archaeology, composition & rhetoric, folklore, history, and natural history. Please submit a cover letter and prospectus (see our guidelines regarding what to include in a book prospectus).

Ideally, proposed manuscripts will be 90,000 words or less, and no submission should be more than 120,000 words.

Do not submit a complete manuscript.

We’ll request a complete manuscript if we feel your project is a good fit for our list.
We are currently encouraging and accepting submissions in cultural anthropology, ethnography, ethnohistory, and Native American Studies. In addition, we are accepting anthropological submissions for The George and Sakaye Aratani Nikkei in the Americas Series. We have regional strengths in Mesoamerica and the New World, but we are also quite interested in thematic books with a global reach.

We are currently encouraging and accepting submissions on New World archaeology, Near Eastern archaeology, and thematic books with a global reach. Our traditional strength has been Mesoamerican antiquity, particularly Central Mexico and the Maya.

For archaeologists with datasets directly related to their book manuscript—but not easily incorporated due to the amount or the form of the data—we strongly encourage either publishing your data with Open Context  or depositing your data files in tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), maintained by the Center for Digital Antiquity. Open Context offers cross-linking with book publications as part of their model, and they also offer editorial and peer review services for dataset publication.  Datasets, images, documents, and other digital files deposited in tDAR can be linked to UPC publications through permanent URLs created for tDAR records and files in the repository. We are happy to link your book project with your dataset in cooperation with either Open Context or tDAR, and we encourage you to start thinking about depositing and/or publishing your data now!

We are actively encouraging and accepting submissions on a variety of topics related to the environment, nature, and natural history of the American West, with a particular emphasis on the Rocky Mountain region.

We are currently encouraging and accepting submissions on the history of the American West, with a particular emphasis on the following areas:

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No full manuscripts please. We will request a full manuscript if we feel the project fits our current editorial needs.

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