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Submission Guidelines for Authors of Book Proposals

Types of Manuscripts

TESOL Press invites submissions of previously unpublished, state-of-the-art, book-length manuscripts for publication. TESOL Press does not produce classroom or other texts for direct use by ESOL students, but rather publishes on a wide range of theoretical and practical topics relevant to teachers and teacher educators.

TESOL is currently interested in publications for use in professional development and teacher education courses, including such topics as curriculum development, approaches to teaching, contexts of language teaching, assessment, and technology in the classroom. We are particularly interested in any emerging trends or topics in ELT.

PLEASE NOTE: TESOL Press is not accepting proposals for series at this time.


TESOL Press Authors and Editors will receive royalties based on the net sales of their books. Up to four (4) authors or editors per book will receive remuneration. Specific details of each contract will be discussed between the Publishing Director and author/editor.

Preparation of Proposals

Please complete the TESOL book proposal form. (If you are not a member of TESOL, please register to create an account.) Fill out all parts of the form that are relevant to your project.

Please do not submit more than one book proposal to TESOL Press at a time. 

Please submit one or two draft chapters. Although the chapters do not have to be in final form, they are extremely helpful in enabling our reviewers to clearly see the focus of the content and the quality of the writing. TESOL Press uses the style guidelines from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition.

Review and Evaluation of Proposals

Proposals that meet initial screening criteria will be reviewed and evaluated by the chair of the Publishing Professional Council and two Council members, or by external reviewers knowledgeable on the topics addressed in the proposal. The chair will send a decision on the proposal itself (yes, no, needs revision) and feedback to the person who submitted the proposal.

Submission of Proposals

E-mail one copy of the informative proposal and a cover letter that includes a full mailing address, a daytime and evening telephone number, fax, and e-mail address of one author or editor to Please also fill out the TESOL Contributor Information Form.


TESOL asks all contributors to assign their copyright to the association. You will be asked to sign a royalty contract during the production cycle for this volume. Please do not submit work that has been previously published, that is currently under consideration elsewhere, or that is already under contract, and please do not submit work for which you wish to retain copyright. TESOL will ask all contributors not receiving royalties to sign an informed consent release.

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