Frequently Asked Questions

What are the procedures for submitting a manuscript to the Press?

Authors/editors wishing to submit a manuscript to the University of Delaware Press should first send a proposal that describes the manuscript in some detail. Most commonly the proposal package consists of a cover letter, table of contents, abstract or introduction or sample chapter, and curriculum vitae. All proposal materials should be addressed to:

Julia Oestreich
University of Delaware Press
200A Morris Library
181 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19717-5267 USA

For important information regarding manuscript submission guidelines, please see Submission Guidelines.

What is your house style?

We use the University of Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, in copyediting all manuscripts. Authors/editors should consult the sections of the manual dealing with formatting, notes, bibliographies, and indexes. We require the use of endnotes. We cannot accept manuscripts prepared using the MLA style sheet.

For spelling we use Webster’s Third International Dictionary, unabridged, and the Merriam-Webster’s Eleventh Collegiate Dictionary. Please use the first spelling given for each word.

All manuscripts must be double-spaced throughout, including endnotes and bibliography.

How often does the Board of Editors meet?

The Board generally meets six times during the academic year, usually in September, October, December, February, April and May. Our reader’s report form for purposes of peer review may be accessed here.

Are you hiring copyeditors?

No. Applications for copyediting work should be sent directly to:

Rowman & Littlefield
4501 Forbes Blvd. – Suite 200
Lanham, MD 20706
Phone: 1-800-462-6420