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Becoming An Author

McFarland welcomes proposals for nonfiction manuscripts, including multicontributor manuscripts and edited collections of essays, on a wide range of subjects. Authors, volume editors, and the merely interested are invited to contact senior editor Gary Mitchem at [email protected]. For more information on becoming a McFarland author, visit our Author Resources webpage. Authors of academic works should also see our peer review FAQ. 

Becoming a Reader

If you are interested in serving as an external reader, please email a current version of your CV and your area of expertise to [email protected]

Adopting a Book for Your Course

The majority of our books have a preview enabled via Google Books (all front matter + 10% of the text).  To examine a prospective textbook in its entirety, contact us using this form

McFarland, a leading independent publisher of academic and general-interest nonfiction books, is perhaps best known for the serious treatment of popular culture.  Founded in 1979, we are recognized among authors and readers as adventurous in range and a reliable source of worthy books that other publishers overlook. We have about 7000 unique works for sale and each year we publish about 360 new titles.