- Personal attention from an editor in your field
- The possibility of an advance contract
- Rigorous peer review and revision support
- Quick turn-around times
- Professional copyediting
- Reasonable prices for your work
- Complimentary copies sent to potential reviewers
- Flexible ability to republish your work
- Marketing and distribution through SBL Press
No Previously Published Works
We do not publish scholarly works that have previously been published elsewhere (whether in English or any other language) and, in order to keep the price of your volume down and to minimize overhead, we do not offer royalties.
Submit a Proposal
If you would like to submit a proposal, the first step is to contact the editor (see below) most related to the topic of your project. If you are unsure, contact Michael Satlow at Michael_Satlow@brown.edu. Send the editor a short letter of inquiry (1-2 pages) describing your project. The editor will want to know: What is the scholarly contribution it makes and how does it fit into current scholarly conversations? What sources and approaches do you use? How many words are in the manuscript? Is it complete or in progress and, if the latter, when can it be delivered? Also provide a short biography. If the editor feels that the book would be a good fit, s/he will ask you submit the full manuscript (if ready) for review. A manuscript cannot be under consideration elsewhere when we send it out for review. If you are seeking an advance contract the editor may ask for further information. Submission of manuscripts for review will be electronic, in both MS-WORD and PDF formats.