Thank you for you interest in Stephen F. Austin State University Press.
Stephen F. Austin State University Press welcomes book proposals from both established and
first-time writers. Great books are the lifeblood of any press, and Stephen F. Austin State University
Press is dedicated to publishing well-written, well-researched books.
The following are our guidelines for submitting a book project. Please include as much of the
following materials and information as you feel appropriate for the kind of book you are submitting
A cover letter that includes a synopsis or concise description of your book, the manuscript’s length,
the primary audience and any secondary audience(s) for the book, your ideas of similar books that
your manuscript may compete with or complement.
This letter should also indicate the manuscript’s status, if it is completed or not. If your manuscript is
not completed, please indicate a projected date of completion. In addition, please indicate if you are
submitting your proposal elsewhere, or if the manuscript is currently under review by another
publisher. If your book is a collection, indicate sections that have been published previously and by
A copy of the introductory material.
Three sample chapters representative of the work (Novel or Short fiction); 10 pages of poetry
representative of the manuscript (poetry collections).
A resume, curriculum vitae, and/or biographical note.
The names and addresses of three or more readers who might be willing to review the
manuscript and do so objectively.
SFA Press does not accept unsolicited proposals by email or telephone.
Because of the large number of submissions we receive, we do not return submission materials. Please do
not send originals, as we cannot be responsible for any original artwork or other content.
Please do not send an entire manuscript unless you are directed to do so by an editor.
Upon receipt of your proposal, we will review it and respond quickly. If we find your project of
interest, we will ask to see the completed manuscript. Once the manuscript has been received, we
will respond with a publication decision in about three to six months.
To ensure Stephen F. Austin State University Press maintains scholarly credibility, manuscripts
submitted by the faculty of Stephen F. Austin State University will be refereed by experts in the
field outside of the University.
Project proposals should be directed to the “Acquisitions Editor" at Stephen F. Austin State
University Press, C/O The Department of English, Box 13007 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, Texas