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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  We do not publish fiction, and we do not publish poetry except in the Poets Out Loud series.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 |  fnachbaur@fordham.edu

Areas of Interest

Catholic Studies, Education, History (especially World War II, the Civil War and Reconstruction), Italian American Studies, Media and Communications, New York City, and Urban Studies.


Catholic Practice in North America

Critical Studies in Italian America

Donald McGannon Communication Research Center's Everett C. Parker Book Series

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 | rmorrison7@fordham.edu

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, Acquisitions Editor | tlay@fordham.edu

Areas of Interest

Cultural Anthropology, 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

Will Cerbone, Editorial Associate and Assistant to the Director | wcerbone@fordham.edu

Areas of Interest

Classics, Medieval Studies, Orthodox Christianity, Folklore, Medieval Philosophy and Theology, New York City and the Hudson Valley


Christian Arabic Texts in Translation

The Fordham Series in Medieval Studies

Medieval Philosophy: Texts and Studies

Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought