"Books That Make a Difference"

Each acquisitions area below corresponds to an academic interest of Excelsior College, and includes a description of the types of projects we are interested in publishing. It also includes the file formats and the number of documents we are able to accept.

FOR BOOK MANUSCRIPTS:

Note that a cover letter is part of the book/ manuscript submission process. We ask that you complete one. 

Please be brief but thorough and include information about your qualifications and area of expertise; a market analysis and/ or competing works; and, completion plans if not submitting work in its entirety.

Please review these general guidelines:

1-- A complete submission includes a cover letter accompanied by: a finished manuscript, or a professional proposal, or a minimum of 40 manuscript pages with estimated date of completion.
2-- Submissions process is open year-round.
3-- Please send only the materials requested.
4-- Please be sure all pages are numbered.
5-- Hudson Whitman publishes contemporary nonfiction in areas important to the academic mission of Excelsior College. Please, no fiction, short stories, or poetry.
6-- Occasionally, and depending on the number of submissions received, the response time may be slightly longer. Thank you in advance for your patience.
7-- If you have self-published this submission and believe sending a hardcopy would be beneficial, please mail it to:

Hudson Whitman/ Excelsior College Press
Attn: Susan Petrie
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203


FOR N21 (JOURNAL ARTICLES):

Please submit one Word doc. An introductory letter and CV/ resume should be the inserted at the beginning of the article. Word count should be 800-2000.

Article should include relevant links and embedded images. If the article has audio or video, please email Sue Petrie (spetrie@excelsior.edu) for file sharing requirements.

Call is open from January 7, 2015 - April 1, 2015. 

Note that each issue contains 4-5 articles. Those accepted will be contacted by April 15, 2015.

N21 is free, therefore we don't request copyright transfer. We do, however, follow Open Access guidelines, and request exclusive right to publish.

If you have any questions about our process, feel free to contact us at: spetrie@excelsior.edu

We are looking to acquire nonfiction books and multimedia projects that examine the role of higher education in America, specifically adult education and online learning. Special areas of interest currently include: human interest stories that focus on spirit and perseverance, critical theory, historical overview of a controversial topic, projects that examine problems and pose innovative solutions.


Please submit:

1--a cover letter (max 2 pages) telling us a little about yourself and your expertise, the project's relevance, a brief market analysis, and let us know if it has been published before (and if so, where/ how).

2--your complete project
If the project is currently incomplete, please let us know in the cover letter what the plans are for completion. A complete book proposal would be acceptable in lieu of a final manuscript.

We are looking to acquire nonfiction books and multimedia projects examining issues and events that illuminate how we live in our society. This is a broad, eclectic category so we encourage you to submit innovative and thought-provoking projects. A project will have a greater chance of success if it aligns with an academic interest of Excelsior College.

Please submit:

1--a cover letter (max 2 pages) telling us a little about yourself and your expertise, the project's relevance, a brief market analysis, and let us know if it has been published before (and if so, where/ how).

2--your complete project
If the project is currently incomplete, please let us know in the cover letter what the plans are for completion. A complete book proposal would be acceptable in lieu of a final manuscript.

We are looking to acquire nonfiction books and multimedia projects that examine the role of business and technology in America. Special areas of interest currently include: cybersecurity, discipline from an insider's perspective, alternative projects that examine problems and pose solutions, "how to" information, historical overview of a niche area, human interest stories that focus on spirit and perseverance.


Please submit:

1--a cover letter (max 2 pages) telling us a little about yourself and your expertise, the project's relevance, a brief market analysis, and let us know if it has been published before (and if so, where/ how).

2--your complete project
If the project is currently incomplete, please let us know in the cover letter what the plans are for completion. A complete book proposal would be acceptable in lieu of a final manuscript.

We are looking to acquire nonfiction books and multimedia projects that examine the role of nurses and health care in America. Special areas of interest currently include: the industry from an insider's perspective, projects that examine problems and pose solutions, "need to know" information, historical overview of a niche area, human interest stories that focus on spirit and perseverance.

Please submit:

1--a cover letter (max 2 pages) telling us a little about yourself and your expertise, the project's relevance, a brief market analysis, and let us know if it has been published before (and if so, where/ how).

2--your complete project
If the project is currently incomplete, please let us know in the cover letter what the plans are for completion. A complete book proposal would be acceptable in lieu of a final manuscript.

We are looking to acquire nonfiction books and multimedia projects that examine the role of military in America. Special areas of interest currently include: the industry from an insider's perspective, projects that examine problems and pose solutions, "need to know" information, historical overview of a niche area, human interest stories that focus on courage, spirit, and perseverance.

Please submit:

1--a cover letter (max 2 pages) telling us a little about yourself and your expertise, the project's relevance, a brief market analysis, and let us know if it has been published before (and if so, where/ how).

2--your complete project
If the project is currently incomplete, please let us know in the cover letter what the plans are for completion. A complete book proposal would be acceptable in lieu of a final manuscript.