In 2006 the English Association launched a new series ‒ English Association Monographs, which is now published by Liverpool University Press, winner of the Bookseller Award for Best Independent Academic Publisher 2015 and the 2015 Independent Publishing Group Award for Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year.

English Association Monographs invites submissions that explore or represent English Studies at the interface with other languages, cultures, professions and disciplines from the medieval period to the present day. It also welcomes submissions that reflect on or contribute to interdisciplinary conversations, or which are the product of thinking across disciplines or across sectors, or which explore the intersections between English Studies, Digital Humanities, and the new technologies of any period. The General Editors and the Editorial Board will work with authors to produce books that are written clearly and eloquently, and represent the best and most exciting new work in English Language and Literature.

Book proposals should take the following form:

  • A synopsis indicating clearly the book’s scope and subject (up to 1000 words).
  • A proposed table of contents (1 side of A4).
  • An assessment of current and recent work published in the field and of likely competition for the project.
  • An indication of the market and the readership for the book.
  • A sample chapter (not more than10,000 words).
  • Estimated word length (up to 120,000 words) and delivery date.
  • Format of delivery – camera-ready copy or manuscript and disk.
  • Any special features - e.g. illustrations, tables, etc.


Proposals should be sent to the Chief Executive of the English Association:

English Association,
University of Leicester,


The contract will be between the English Association and the author.

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