academic—submission guidelines

Choosing a publisher is one of the most important decisions an author makes—a choice made even more important by the ever-changing landscape of academic publishing. As a leading publisher of biblical and theological studies, Fortress Press has been influencing academic scholarship for over 50 years. Fortress Press publishes works of unparalleled relevance and influence, producing scholarship that matters—inside and outside the classroom. This commitment to quality, useful scholarship offers you a wide and effective dissemination of your ideas. Simply put, Fortress Press is where you want to publish.

fortress press has three major customer groups

Fortress Press does NOT publish fiction, poetry, children's and young adult literature, and nonscholarly books for general audiences.

Our editorial team is actively seeking proposals for scholarly works in biblical studies, theology, and Christian history.

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[ Bible ]


Fundamental to our mission are the emerging scholars in biblical studies. Fortress Academic is always interested in discussing ideas for manuscripts in this subject area, and can assist potential authors in developing the necessary materials. Creative projects of most interest are those that:

[ theology ]


As we expand our theological publication program, Fortress Press Academic builds on our tradition by extending publishing opportunities to the emerging generation of authors. Creative projects of interest are those across a wide range of theological topics. We're eager to discuss projects that:

[ christian history ]


With our latest publishing initiative, Fortress Academic is looking to establish new partnerships that add to the conversations that matter most in Christian history. We're interested in creative projects involving the formative eras in the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Evangelical traditions that:

emerging scholars series

Emerging Scholars is a curated, selective dissertation series dedicated to highlighting innovative and creative projects from new scholars in the fields of biblical studies, theology, and Christian history. We are committed to introducing the scholarship, and the scholar behind it, through a unique and distinctive marketing program. If you, or one of your students, are working on a dissertation of special merit, we'd like to know about it! We're actively considering projects in progress or completed within the last two academic years.

[ submission ]

The best way to be published at Fortress Press is to start by answering four questions and submitting a few sample pages of your work. Due to the volume of proposals that we receive each month, we regret that we cannot respond personally to every submission. If your proposal is a promising fit for our program an editor will be in touch with you promptly.

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What field are you writing in?
           
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Who are you? Tell us a little about yourself, your setting and the focus of your work.
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What's your project? Provide a brief précis of your project and an expected completion date.
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How does your project advance the field in which you work? In what way will the field be different after its publication?
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