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Fordham University Press publishes scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences, as well as books of interest to the general public. Its list emphasizes American studies, anthropology, critical race theory, cultural studies, education, gender studies, history, literary studies, media and communications, Medieval studies, philosophy, political theory, religion, sociology, theology, and urban studies. The Press publishes work about New York City and the Hudson Valley under its Empire State Editions imprint.

The Press welcomes book proposals in the fields in which we generally publish.  We do not publish fiction, and we do not publish poetry except in the Poets Out Loud series.  Details on how to submit to Poets Out Loud can be found here; submissions should not be sent to the Press.

We recommend that submissions include the following:

  • a cover letter outlining the book's argument, its contribution to scholarship, and its fit with our list
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a prospectus (5-10 pp), giving a detailed outline of the book and addressing its target audience, competing works, anticipated completion date, anticipated word count (including notes and bibliography), and any art or graphics requirements.
  • contributor bios (edited volumes only)
  • a sample chapter (optional)

Do not send complete manuscripts unless you have been asked to do so.

Proposals may be sent via email to the appropriate editor from the list below.  Submit to one editor only; if necessary the proposal can be passed along to a more appropriate editor.

We will attempt to respond within eight weeks.



Fredric Nachbaur, Director |  [email protected]

Areas of Interest

Education, History, Italian American Studies, LGBTQ Studies, New York City, and Urban Studies.


Critical Studies in Italian Migrations

The North's Civil War

POLIS: Fordham Series in Urban Studies

Reconstructing America

World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension


Richard W. Morrison, Editorial Director | [email protected]

Areas of Interest

American Studies, Children’s Studies, Disability, Education, Gender and Sexuality, Literary and Cultural Theory, Race and Ethnic Studies, Religion and Theology.


Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions

Forms of Living

Poets Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud: The Sydney Lectures in Philosophy and Society

Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia


Thomas Lay, Senior Acquisitions Editor | [email protected]

Areas of Interest

Cultural Anthropology, Film & Media Studies, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Political Theory, and Science Studies.


Berkeley Forum in the Humanities




Just Ideas

Lit Z

Meaning Systems

Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Thinking from Elsewhere

Verbal Arts


John Garza, Acquisitions Editor | [email protected]

Areas of Interest

Catholic Studies, Latin American Studies, Latinx Studies, Medieval Studies, Philosophy and Theory, Religion & Theology


Catholic Practice in the Americas

Christian Arabic Texts in Translation

Divine Cartographers: Doing Theology Latinamente

The Fordham Series in Medieval Studies

Medieval Philosophy: Texts and Studies

Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought

Past Light on Present Life: Theology, Ethics, and Spirituality