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We are always looking for historians and writers to help us preserve America’s rich local and regional heritage. To help us determine whether The History Press is the right publisher for your project, please complete and submit a proposal form (Word Document).

What Makes a Successful Proposal
First, spend some time on our website to become familiar with our catalog. Most titles fall within our series, described on the Series page, as well as in our publishing brochure. We are always happy, however, to consider projects that fall outside of these series, so long as the story is inherently local and there is an identifiable community that will relate to the work. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept fiction or genealogy proposals.

Although a thoughtfully prepared proposal is extremely important, the process is very straightforward and shouldn’t be intimidating—the more thorough your proposal is, the more seriously it will be considered.

  • Emphasize your strengths as a writer and as a member of the community about which you are writing.
  • Please include a descriptive table of contents.
  • If possible, please send a brief writing sample and be prepared to submit sample images upon request.
  • You can expect a response from a commissioning editor within six weeks.
  • If your proposal is accepted, you will continue to work with your commissioning editor as well as our editorial, publicity and sales teams throughout the publishing process.

We prefer electronic submissions. Email completed proposal forms and any relevant documents to

Physical submission can be mailed to our commissioning team at:
The History Press, Attn: Commissioning

645 Meeting Street, Suite 200

Charleston SC 29403

Note: Please do not send unique original materials. If you would like your submission returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.