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A stack of AAM Press books sits on a colorful platform with a decorative scarf hanging in the background.The American Alliance of Museums, in partnership with its publisher Rowman & Littlefield Press, is seeking book proposals.

If you have an interest in writing on a timely topic for the museum field, we’d like to hear from you!

Format

Typically, books are around 75,000 words (250 double-spaced pages). Books can be published as a monograph or a collection of articles with oversight by a book editor. Most authors take about 12-15 months after contract issuance to submit a manuscript.

Topics

Topic of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Administration
  • Audience Evaluation
  • Careers and Continuing Education
  • Collections Stewardship
  • Development, Membership, and Fundraising
  • Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion
  • Education
  • Exhibition Design, Planning, and Practices
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Marketing and Community Engagement
  • Media and Technology
  • Museology and History
  • Visitor Services
  • Volunteer Administration and Management

Submission Date:

Book pitches can be submitted for review by:

October 4th, 2019

Process

Step One

Make a quick pitch on your book proposal topic and general issues it will address here:

Step Two

Within two weeks of the pitch submission deadline, AAM publication staff will review, select and notify submitters of those pitch ideas to be developed as a formal book proposal.

Step Three

Submitters of selected book pitches will prepare a detailed proposal outline and submit within 4-6 weeks.

Step Four

AAM publication staff will review the book proposal within three weeks of the book proposal submission and either they or the book publisher will follow-up with decisions and details or additional questions.

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