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This contains information on topics such as formatting, referencing, permissions clearance, use of figures, stages of the production process, etc. If it does not answer your questions, of course don’t hesitate to contact your editor.
If you have queries relating to the promotion and publicity of your book, please contact the relevant member of our marketing team.
If you have an idea for a book or are currently writing and you would like to submit an outline or proposal, please contact the appropriate commissioning editor at the Polity Editorial Office in Cambridge (details below).
Please note: Polity does not publish fiction, poetry, personal memoirs, or articles. We prefer to receive proposals via email. Please keep a copy of your submission. We can return hard copies of proposals/sample chapters only if accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope, otherwise we will not be able to return unsolicited manuscripts.
Decision time regarding evaluation of proposals can vary from as little as a few weeks to several months.
Proposals should give a brief synopsis of the central arguments and themes of the book, and it is very helpful for us to have the following information included: