Museum of New Mexico Press


Guidelines for Authors

We request that authors submit book proposals rather than a full manuscript for review.

Authors should first familiarize themselves with MNMP titles in order to determine the suitability of their projects to the Museum Press. A proposal should include a query letter describing the subject of the book and the approach taken.

Questions to address in the letter include:

Why is this book important?
What are the unique features?
How does it compare to other books on the same or similar topics?
Who is the audience?
Why will people buy it?
Why is it appropriate for the Museum of New Mexico Press?
How long is the manuscript (how many words)?
If an illustrated work, what kind and how many?
Is the book intended to supplement or accompany a museum
collection or exhibit or is it tied to another event?

Please include a resume or vita, a table of contents, and a sample chapter and samples of artwork (if an illustrated project). Also include information on previously published books (title, publisher, year).
If author is an artist, please provide a list of galleries or museums which have exhibited your work.

Address proposals to:

Museum of New Mexico Press
Box 2087
Santa Fe, NM 87504