Studies in Philosophy of Sport Proposal Information

The series publishes both monographs and edited volumes. The “philosophy of sport” should be construed broadly to include many different methodological approaches, historical traditions, and academic disciplines. I am especially interested in proposals from scholars new to the discipline of philosophy of sport (either because they are from a discipline other than philosophy or they are philosophers new to the study of sport).

I am happy to discuss topics before a formal proposal is submitted. Just email me and we’ll get the ball rolling.

Please include the following information for a complete proposal:

  1. Your name, email address, and professional affiliation. Please include a current CV.
  2. A description of the book, describing the core themes, arguments, issues, goals, and/or topics of the work, what makes it unique, what questions it seeks to answer, and why you are qualified to write it. (about 2-5 pages)
  3. An annotated table of contents, with a descriptive paragraph for each chapter.
  4. For monographs, include a sample chapter or two (or a detailed abstract/outline for a chapter or two). For edited volumes, include an abstract for each chapter.
  5. A description of your target audience (undergraduate or graduate students? scholars?).
  6. An analysis of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates), describing distinctive and original elements of your project that set it apart from these other works.
  7. An indication if the manuscript is a revised version of a doctoral dissertation. If so, what changes
    you are proposing to prepare it for publication.
  8. An indication of expected length of the manuscript either as a word count or a page count (12-point type, double-spaced 8 1/2″ by 11″ pages).
  9. An estimate of a timeline for completion of the manuscript.
  10. An indication of whether the manuscript is under consideration by other publishers or if any part of your manuscript has been published previously.
  11. The names of four to seven respected scholars in your field with whom you have no personal or
    professional relationship. Include their titles, affiliations, and e-mail addresses.
  12. If you are proposing an edited volume, please include titles, affiliations, and brief resumes for each of the known contributors. While I will consider proposals for edited volumes that do not have known contributors yet, the more we know the better.

The proposal should be sent to Shawn Klein as a PDF attachment to or

If you have an idea for a book but are not ready to submit a complete proposal at this time, please still email me to discuss your idea.


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