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For Authors

Manuscript Submission

Books in New York Relit are reissues of historical, literary fiction about New York.
Proposals should be sent as an email attachment to Fredric Nachbaur at fnachbaur@fordham.edu.

We recommend that proposals 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. We will attempt to give you an initial response within eight weeks.