If you have an interest in writing on a timely topic for the museum field, we’d like to hear from you!
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.
Topic of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Audience Evaluation
- Careers and Continuing Education
- Collections Stewardship
- Development, Membership, and Fundraising
- Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, Inclusion
- Exhibition Design, Planning, and Practices
- Financial Sustainability
- Marketing and Community Engagement
- Media and Technology
- Museology and History
- Visitor Services
- Volunteer Administration and Management
Book pitches can be submitted for review bi-annually:
September 16, 2019
February 14, 2020
Make a quick pitch on your book proposal topic and general issues it will address here:
Within two weeks of the quick pitch submission deadline, AAM publication staff will review, select and notify submitters of those pitch ideas to be developed as a formal book proposal.
Submitters of selected book pitches will prepare a detailed proposal outline and submit within 4-6 weeks.
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.