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Prospective Authors

University of Toronto Press is a leading publisher of academic books and journals, primarily in the social sciences, humanities, and in business. UTP is dedicated to serving its authors through its rigorous editorial program, leading-edge production technologies, and active sales, marketing, and distribution departments.

Meet Our Acquisition Editors

Humanities:

Natalie Fingerhut, Editor
Acquiring in: History, with specific interest in Aboriginal History, Canadian History, European History, Jewish History, Medieval Studies, and non-Western History

Len Husband, Acquisitions Editor
Acquiring in: Canadian History, History of Sciences and Medicine, Jewish Studies, Native History, and Philosophy

Suzanne Rancourt, Manager, Humanities Acquisitions
Acquiring in: Classics, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies, and Erasmus Studies

Stephen Shapiro, Acquisitions Editor
Acquiring in: Non-Canadian History, Slavic Studies, German Studies, Lonergan Studies

Mark Thompson, Acquisitions Editor
Acquiring in: Literature, Book History, Film, Cultural Studies, and Communications

Social Sciences:

Anne Brackenbury, Executive Editor
Acquiring in: Anthropology, Criminology, Geography, Indigenous Studies, Social Work, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies 

Mat Buntin, Editor
Acquiring in: Politics, International Development Studies, Human Rights, and Security Studies

Jennifer DiDomenico, Manager, Social Sciences Acquisitions
Acquiring in: Business and Economics

Jodi Lewchuk, Acquisitions Editor
Acquiring in: Anthropology, Geography, Indigenous Studies, Sociology, and Urban Studies

Meg Patterson, Acquisitions Editor 
Acquiring in: Health, Medicine, Social Work, and Education

Daniel Quinlan, Acquisitions Editor
Acquiring in: Political Science and Law

Stephen Jones, Acquisitions Editor
Acquiring in Science and Technology

Submission Guidelines

To learn more about publishing with University of Toronto Press, and to access our submission guidelines for scholarly book projects, higher education projects, or Rotman-UTP Publishing projects, visit the Publish with UTP section of our website.  

Current Authors

As Canada’s leading academic publisher and one of the largest university presses in North America, University of Toronto Press has had the privilege of publishing books by a long list of notable authors, including Northrop Frye, Robertson Davies, Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan, Yousuf Karsh, Michael Bliss, Carl Berger, Umberto Eco, Dorothy Smith, and Julia Kristeva.

Our authors form the very core of our business, and we are committed to ensuring their success through every stage of the publication process. The following resources have been developed to support and promote our authors.

Pre-Publication

Preparing Manuscripts:

We are pleased to work with you in bringing your manuscript through to publication. This section contains instructions for preparing and submitting your manuscript for the copyediting and production phases of publication at UTP. Your manuscript must be submitted as a Word file following the instructions provided here and please ensure you have obtained any permissions prior to submission and that your illustrations meet our quality standards.

Clearing Permissions:

Reprinting of any copyrighted illustrations and text (beyond the limit of fair dealing/use) is the author's responsibility and requires written permission from the copyright holder. Permission must be obtained for any tables, figures, graphs, drawings, cartoons, maps, or other images reproduced from another source, block quotations in excess of 300 words, and all poetry and song lyrics. No permission is needed for material in the public domain or brief quotes that constitute fair dealing/use. Permission must be received before your book can proceed into production. A sample request letter you can use for clearing permissions is available here

Meeting Artwork Quality Standards:

Please refer to our Artwork Guidelines when preparing artwork for inclusion in your manuscript. Artwork includes tables, figures, photos, maps, etc.

Please submit the completed Art Inventory if your book contains images (i.e. photographs or scans of images).

Need help? Contact your acquiring editor.

You Will Need to Submit the Following Materials:

Digital files for manuscript text by email or on USB

  • Separate files for text body and artwork captions. 
  • Separate files for each piece of artwork (excluding tables which should be in the text body).

Digital files for all illustrations by email, USB, or Dropbox

  • These must be .eps .jpg or .tif files.  
  • Some charts are acceptable in .xls or .xlsx format. Consult with your acquiring editor. 
  • Each illustration must be a separate file (with the exception of tables).

Paper copy of manuscript (if requested by your acquiring editor)

Permissions Documentation

  • We must have copies of any correspondence from rights-holders you have contacted including signed permission letters. They must be submitted at the same time as your final manuscript.

Ready to Submit Your Manuscript?

If you are unable to provide any relevant items, please discuss these with your acquisition editor. Please send electronic forms and materials to your acquiring editor.

Thank you! We look forward to working with you on your book.

Sales and Marketing Tools

Social Media Guidelines:

Download our Social Media Guidelines for more information on how you can help to promote your own work via social media.

Sales and Marketing Review:

Scroll through our Sales and Marketing Review for a dynamic overview of the work we do each year to help disseminate your scholarship.

Conferences:

Visit our Events Calendar for information on forthcoming conferences and events.