Michigan State University Press publishes scholarly books in African studies, animal studies, environmental and natural resources studies, higher education, Latinx history and contemporary issues, Michigan and Great Lakes history and politics, mimetic studies, Native American history and culture, rhetoric and communications, and general audience books on Great Lakes history, culture, and environment.
If you are submitting your proposal for a specific series, please check the series page for submission instructions. Otherwise, please contact the editor who acquires in the area relevant to your project.
We do not publish memoirs, festschrifts, or unrevised dissertations. For good advice on revising your dissertation for publication, see From Dissertation to Book, 2nd edition, by William Germano, and Revising Your Dissertation: Advice from Leading Editors, 2nd edition, edited by Beth Luey.
The press acquires projects in:
- African studies
- African diaspora studies
- African American studies
- Animal studies
- Environmental studies
- Digital humanities
- Great Lakes studies and regional history
- Environmental and natural resources studies
- Native American and Indigenous studies, especially Anishinaabe history and culture
- Rhetoric, especially environmental and economic
The press also works with the series editors for American Indian Studies; Makwa Enewed imprint; Breakthroughs in Mimetic Theory; Environmental Studies of the Great Lakes; Latinos in the United States; Papers of the Algonquian Conference; Rhetoric of Power and Protest; Studies in Violence, Mimesis, and Culture; Transformations in Higher Education; US‒China Relations in the Age of Globalization; Wheelbarrow Books imprint; African Humanities and the Arts; African History and Culture; the Animal Turn,; Environment, Health, and Well-being and Ruth Simms Hamilton African Diaspora.