ABC-CLIO is always looking for accomplished writers with something important to say to one of our many audiences. And there are a number of ways you can participate in a publishing project, from writing a stand-alone book to editing multi-volume sets to contributing encyclopedia entries to expressing your views in an opinion piece for one of our electronic databases.
ABC-CLIO has four unique imprints (ABC-CLIO, Greenwood, Praeger, and Libraries Unlimited) that serve three major library segments: student reference, scholarly audiences, and librarian professional development. Each of these different segments includes students, teachers and professors, lay readers, librarians, and administrators. In addition, we publish for professionals in business, the nonprofit world, politics, the security industry, health, law, and more.
Below are brief descriptions of each of our imprints, complete with links to information to help you create and hone a proposal for the appropriate editor.
ABC-CLIO and Greenwood are widely recognized for high-quality, authoritative reference scholarship and innovative coverage of history, humanities, and general-interest topics across the secondary and higher education curriculum. With award-winning publishing programs in Military History, American and World History, Race and Ethnicity, Popular Culture, World Cultures and Geography, American Government, Contemporary Issues, Economics, Religion, and now Health and Wellness, the reference collections of the ABC-CLIO/Greenwood imprints continue to answer students’ and educators’ needs for factual and objective foundations in these subject areas. We provide context, perspectives, and ready reference to students, scholars, and the general public.
At any point in time, we have in process hundreds of reference publications, created with the participation of thousands of scholars and teachers worldwide who work with us as encyclopedia editors, authors, writers, and contributors. They join committed teams of editors, librarians, media researchers, designers, programmers, and production staff to publish more than 100 books annually. These teams also collaborate on a variety of research databases for secondary and higher education curricula. Over the past 50 years, our publications have played a significant role in scholarship, learning, and the advancement of knowledge.
Our titles range from in-depth multi-volume encyclopedias to more concise handbooks, guides, document collections, and biographies, used in high school libraries and classrooms as well as media centers, college and university libraries, and public libraries. Our reference print program also feeds directly into our complete list of databases for each subject; this consolidation of printed books and electronic databases is the cutting edge of reference publishing.
We welcome interested writers from the university and education communities as contributors, planners, editors, and authors. Participating educators and scholars come from varying backgrounds, but most are characterized by outstanding credentials in their particular fields and a drive to make their special subjects more accessible and understandable.
Write for ABC-CLIO/Greenwood
Praeger publishes books that examine and analyze the issues of the day, with special emphasis in current events and social issues, politics, business, psychology, health, pop culture, religion, military history, and security issues. These timely books serve the needs of general readers, professionals, and scholars alike by providing the best of contemporary analysis and professional information to the widest possible audience. Write for Praeger
- Libraries Unlimited
Libraries Unlimited serves the needs of the library profession through high-quality publications for library and information science students and faculty; public, academic, and school librarians; media and technology specialists; and teachers. Libraries Unlimited publishes library science textbooks, information science materials, bibliographies and reference books; professional guides and resource books; and practical handbooks, monographs, and manuals for library educators, practicing librarians, and media specialists. Libraries Unlimited also publishes a variety of publications beyond books, including School Library Connection and ARBAonline.
Write for Libraries Unlimited