Swallow Press is the literary and trade imprint of Ohio University Press. To get a sense of our recent fiction list, please visit https://ohioswallow.com/subject/Fiction.Your proposal should include a cover letter, a synopsis (2–4 typed pages) as well as a statement of how you see your book fitting in our list. Who is the audience for this book? How does it compare to other contemporary works in terms of subject or style? Your proposal should also include:

  1. A table of contents, if applicable
  2. A sample chapter, or two
  3. The anticipated length of the manuscript
  4. The anticipated date of completion (if still a work-in-progress)
  5. An up-to-date copy of your curriculum vitae or resume

Further information about our submission and publishing process is available here: https://ohioswallow.com/submit. 

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