Submission Guidelines

To submit a proposal to Orbis Books please supply:

  1. Cover letter with working title, subject, intended audience and any other information that you think would be helpful in assessing your work, e.g., how your book compares to similar titles, what gaps it fills, what special appeal it has for readers, any reader endorsements.
  2. Sample chapter and Table of Contents, if available.
  3. Curriculum vitae or brief summary of your qualifications, e.g., previous publication(s), affiliations, teaching or other experience.
  • Please Do NOT submit material more than once, and do NOT send complete manuscript unless requested.
  • If the project includes art or graphics, please do NOT e-mail as those files are often too large for our system to accommodate.
  • Due to the number of proposals received Orbis can NOT return materials and is not responsible for materials lost in transit. Please DO NOT send originals or anything that cannot be replaced.
  • Please allow 6-8 weeks for a response.

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OSSINING NY 10562

E-mail: orbisbooks@maryknoll.org
SUBJECT: Book Proposal