Author's Guide

Please use the following checklists to be certain you have properly prepared all the required elements of your final manuscript. A few important things to keep in mind:

  • If you will be reproducing copyrighted material in your book, you will need to turn in the necessary permissions at the same time that you turn in your completed manuscript. Getting permissions can take months, and delays with permissions can mean delays for your book, so start the process EARLY (after discussing it with your acquiring editor).

  • If your book contains material from interviews you've conducted, you will need your interviewees to sign an Interview Release Form (PDF). Getting them to sign the form at the time of the interview will save you from having to go back later.

  • Before submitting your manuscript please review the text for consistency in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Please also fact-check your manuscript to ensure that all information is accurate and verify that bibliographic references are complete and up-to-date.

  • We ask that you make every effort to use bias-free and gender-neutral language.

  • UM Press places a priority on making our electronic products as accessible as possible. We are developing written guidelines about how to do this. In the meantime, if you are interested in making your work as accessible as possible, please discuss this with your acquiring editor; he or she can give you more details about how to prepare your manuscript.

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