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:
- Your name, email address, and professional affiliation. Please include a current CV.
- 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)
- An annotated table of contents, with a descriptive paragraph for each chapter.
- 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.
- A description of your target audience (undergraduate or graduate students? scholars?).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- An estimate of a timeline for completion of the manuscript.
- An indication of whether the manuscript is under consideration by other publishers or if any part of your manuscript has been published previously.
- 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.
- 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.
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.