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
Spider Woman's Gift: Nineteenth-Century Dine Textiles
Spider Woman is the mythological figure that taught the Navajo the art of weaving. This book features classic basket and textile examples made between 1840 to 1880s drawn from the collection at the Museum of Indian Art and Culture in Santa Fe, NM.