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Parties interested in submitting a manuscript to Gallaudet University Press must print, complete, and include the following two forms with their submission:

Manuscript Submission Form

Author Information Form


Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world.

Gallaudet University Press, established in 1980, is a vital, self-supporting member of the Gallaudet educational and scholarly community. The mission of the Press is to disseminate knowledge about deaf and hard of hearing people, their languages, their communities, their history, and their education through print and electronic media.

To fulfill its mission, Gallaudet University Press publishes scholarly and trade books in a number of fields, including biography by and about deaf adults, culture, deaf studies, disability studies, education, history, interpretation, linguistics, literary works by deaf authors, psychology, sign language, and sociology.

Manuscripts and proposals are subject to review by an editorial board that represents a broad spectrum of expertise on deaf people and deafness. The editorial board meets during the academic year to review publication proposals and manuscripts. Peer reviews of submissions are secured to assist the editorial board members in their deliberations.

Submissions should take the form of a book prospectus, including an outline and chapter descriptions with one or two sample chapters, or a completed manuscript. All documents should be typed double-spaced with one-inch margins on all sides. References should adhere to the guidelines in the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. (chapter 14 for humanities texts or chapter 15 for social science/research texts). The Press also accepts references that follow APA style. The prospectus should clearly state the significance of the proposed book, including its contribution to the field and its audiences.

Submit manuscripts, book prospectuses, and inquiries to:

Katie Lee
Acting Acquisitions Editor
Gallaudet University Press
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002