Call for Submissions for new Book Series Religion in American History

The following comes from Chris Beneke and Christopher Grenda, editor of a new book series for Lexington Books. -- PH

Lexington Books invites submissions for Religion in American History, a new book series that focuses on colonial and U.S. religious history, especially the history of religious tolerance, religious intolerance, and church-state relations. Monographs and edited volumes relating to all aspects of American religious history are welcome, provided they are written in an accessible and engaging style. Those that examine episodes of conflict, patterns of cooperation, and the evolving relationship between religion, state, and society will receive particular consideration.

Series Editor(s): 
Chris Beneke (Bentley University,
Christopher S. Grenda (CUNY, Bronx Community College,

Series Editorial Contact: 
Brian Hill, Lexington Books ( 

Series Advisory Board: 
Sarah Barringer-Gordon (University of Pennsylvania)
Kate Carte Engel (Southern Methodist University)
Maura Jane Farrelly (Brandeis University)
Steven K. Green (Willamette University)
Mark David Hall (George Fox University)
Paul Harvey (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
Monica Najar (Lehigh University)
Randall Stephens (Northumbria University)

To submit a manuscript for consideration by Lexington Books, please send Brian Hill ( the following:

a prospectus (details below)
a detailed table of contents
one or two sample chapters
your curriculum vitae

If you are proposing a contributed volume, please include titles, affiliations, and brief resumes for each of the contributors.

The prospectus should include:
1.     A description of the book, describing the core themes, arguments, issues, goals, and/or topics of the work, what makes it unique, what questions it seeks to answer, and why you are qualified to write it. (2–5 pages)
2.     A description of your target audience (undergraduate or graduate students? scholars? professionals?).
3.     An analysis of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates), indicating distinctive and original elements of your project that set it apart from these other works.
4.     A list of courses in which your book might be used as a text or supplementary text, indicating the course level at which this book may be used.
5.     An indication of whether any part of your manuscript has been published previously, and if it is a doctoral dissertation, what changes you are proposing to prepare it for publication.
6.     The length of the manuscript either as a word count or a page count (12-point type on double-spaced 8 1/2" by 11" pages). Please indicate whether there will be figures, tables, or other non-text material, and, if so, approximately how many. If the text is not complete, please still estimate its final length, not including the non-text material.
7.     If the manuscript is not complete, an estimation of when it will be finished. Is there a particular date by which you hope the book will be published (due to a historical anniversary, conference, etc.?)
8.     The names of four to seven respected scholars in your field with whom you have no personal or professional relationship. Include their titles, affiliations, e-mail addresses, and/or mailing addresses.
9.     An indication of whether the manuscript is under consideration by other publishers.

***Please do not send your entire manuscript. You will contacted if additional materials are needed. ***


Chris Beneke said…
Thanks for posting!

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