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Book proposals should include the following materials:

  • A description of the book, its intended audience, and its relation to competing works.
  • A table of contents with an estimate of page length. 
  • A copy of the author's CV. 
  • An estimate of when the manuscript will be finished.
  • A sample of the book's content, if available.
  • If the work is a translation, the sample should be about ten pages of polished material.
  • If it is a new work of scholarship, the sample should be one chapter.
  • If it is an anthology or will incorporate the work of others, we will need to know the publisher and date of publication of each work to be included.

To submit an electronic copy, please email: editorial @

To submit a hard copy, please mail to:

Editorial Department 
Hackett Publishing Company 
P. O. Box 390007 
Cambridge, MA 02139 

We are unable to return submitted materials. 

Prior to sending a submission, please examine the categories in which we publish, which are listed on our landing page. We do not publish contemporary (including YA) fiction.