GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
We request that authors submit book proposals rather than a full manuscript for review.
Authors should first familiarize themselves with MNMP titles in order to determine the suitability of their projects to the Museum Press. A proposal should include a query letter describing the subject of the book and the approach taken.
Questions to address in the letter include:
What are the unique features?
How does it compare to other books on the same or similar topics?
Who is the audience?
Why will people buy it?
Why is it appropriate for the Museum of New Mexico Press?
How long is the manuscript (how many words)?
If an illustrated work, what kind and how many?
Is the book intended to supplement or accompany a museum
collection or exhibit or is it tied to another event?
Please include a resume or vita, a table of contents, and a sample
chapter and samples of artwork (if an illustrated project).
Also include information on previously published books
(title, publisher, year).
Address proposals to:
Museum of New Mexico Press
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Folk Art of the Andes
The creative accomplishments of the Andean people of the highland region of South America are prominent among the folk art legacies of the world. This wide-ranging publication, examining over 850 works, is the first to present an overview of the religious, textile, costume, utilitarian, and festival folk arts made in the Andes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, after the Andeans were free from Spanish colonial rule.