The University of Nevada Press publishes regionally focused works that contribute to our understanding of Nevada, the Great Basin, and American West. We also publish scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences in the fields of environmental studies, public health, mining studies, Native American studies, urban studies, Basque studies, and gambling and commercial gaming. The Press publishes select fiction and memoir as well.
If you are interested in submitting your work to the University of Nevada Press, we ask that you first submit a book proposal, which includes a prospectus, CV, detailed table of contents, and sample chapter. A prospectus should include the following:
Proposals should be emailed to Justin Race, Director, or a physical copy can be mailed to our office:
University of Nevada Press
Mail Stop 0166
Reno, NV 89557-0166
Once we have reviewed the proposal, if the project seems suited for our publishing program, we will invite you to submit the entire manuscript for formal review.
Manuscript Evaluation Process
All manuscripts are evaluated by readers from outside the house who are recognized authorities in the subject matter of the manuscript or, in the case of a literary work, by distinguished critics or writers in the genre of the manuscript. After two favorable outside evaluations, the manuscript is presented to the Pressís Editorial Advisory Board. Only after Board approval is the Press able to make a publishing commitment.