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LSU Press Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

3990 West Lakeshore Drive
Baton Rouge LA 70808

Submitting Your Work to LSU Press

Before submitting to LSU Press

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with LSU Press by reading a sample issue before submitting.


If you have recently submitted to LSU Press or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the LSU Press guidelines:

If you plan to write or have written a manuscript that fits our publication list, please submit a proposal to us by mail. LSU Press does not accept unsolicited submissions by email attachment.

Proposals for everything except fiction and poetry should include a cover letter, working title, table of contents, sample chapters, information about competitive titles, and a resume or curriculum vitae. Please also include a rough total word count, including notes and bibliography, and information about proposed art, if any.

Fiction proposals should include a cover letter, a one-page summary of the work, a brief sample from the work, and a current resume. Poetry proposals should include a cover letter, 4–5 sample pages from the manuscript, and a current resume.

Submission Guidelines Details for LSU Press

Market Type: Book

Contact: Rand Dotson, Executive Editor (Southern history and culture, music, fiction); Margaret Lovecraft, Acquisitions Editor (general interest and regional; literary studies); Alisa Plant, Senior Editor (European history, media studies, environmental studies, foodways); MaryKatherine Callaway, Director (all other subject areas)


Accepts: Animals, anthropology, business, environment, fiction, food, geography, history, literary studies, media studies, poetry, regional 

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