For Authors

Manuscript Submission

Empire State Editions publishes outstanding books on New York City and the Hudson Valley as well as extend its reach to cover western and northern parts of the state. Readers look to Empire State Editions for fascinating books that highlight the beauty, culture, diversity, and history of New York.

Proposals should be sent as hard copy to the following address. We do not accept submissions via e-mail.

Fredric Nachbaur, Director

Fordham University Press

Joseph A. Martino Hall

45 Columbus Avenue

3rd Floor

New York, NY 10023

We recommend that proposals include the following:

  • a cover letter of two to four pages outlining the book's argument and its contribution to its field
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a prospectus giving a detailed outline of the book (usually three to eight pages)
  • a sample chapter (optional)

We will attempt to give you an initial response within six weeks.

Note: We do not return materials unless you provide a prepaid return envelope. Please do not send any irreplaceable materials.