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
Black Rock goes beyond the literate, learned, and playful flair of Paul Starrs’s language and the art, irony, and honesty of Peter Goin’s photographs. The ideas in both visions—the intellectual statements of what place means—distill the relationship between people and landscape to its physical essence.—Stephen Trimble
Peter Goin and Paul Starrs have produced an elegant piece of work that captures the essence of the Black Rock Playa and the mountains, meadows, and desert valleys that surround it.—The Geographical Review