Author Support

On the path to academic publishing, authors frequently encounter stalls and roadblocks, whether as part of the writing process or at the point of finding and securing the right venue for their work. We have worked with many authors at these stages, and have contacts with a number of publishers and a broad vista on the current publishing landscape. We offer a range of services, including individual or ongoing consultations.

Author supportOngoing writing consultation:
We will happily consult on long-term projects to help you meet your goals. This includes reading and discussing text in process and partial drafts, helping you devise and maintain a schedule, and talking through ideas and themes of your work to help you articulate them most clearly from the outset.

Book proposals:
The book proposal is your gateway to publishing a monograph or edited volume. We will review your book proposal and consult on the text itself, discuss how to contact and approach publishers (including reviewing your cover letter), and advise on appropriate audience, fit and format.

Revise & resubmit consultation:
We work often with authors on revise and resubmits, which has given us the opportunity to read an extraordinary number of reviewers’ reports. We offer consultations to help authors understand what reviewers are seeing in a text and to strategize a plan for responding.

Polishing professional materials:
Whether it is a fellowship application or a tenure file, we are experienced in the language and expectations of academic applications.

We offer workshops on every phase of the publishing process, both individual steps and the broad overview. These can be tailored to graduate students, early career faculty, or broader scholarly audiences. We offer this in both in-person and virtual formats.