For Authors

Liverpool University Press (LUP) publishes approximately 100 books a year and 28 journals, specialising in Modern LanguagesPostcolonial, Slavery and Migration Studies, Irish History, Labour History, Science Fiction Studies and Art History.

Winning both the Bookseller Industry Award and IPG Award for Academic Publisher of the Year in 2015, LUP has a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since 1899 and has rapidly expanded in recent years. Our team of experienced editorial, production and marketing staff are committed to excellence in academic publishing and reaching a global market through multiple sales channels – and work closely with our authors to achieve this.

Submitting a Book Proposal

Before you submit a proposal, please review the existing Liverpool University Press books list to determine whether your work complements our current publishing. If you are working in an area in which we have published recently, then please download and complete and submit the form below. (We prefer to consider a proposal in first instance: if you have a manuscript for consideration, please complete the proposal form first so we can evaluate whether to request the manuscript for review.)

Liverpool University Press Proposal Submission Form

What Happens Next?

We trade on quality, so your title will be subject to rigorous peer-review and the approval of our expert editorial board. Following approval, your book will be put into production. For full information, see our Author Production Guide and Submission and Peer Review Process.

Information for Contracted Authors


If you have any illustrations for your book, then all high resolution images (at least 300 pixels per inch and saved as a tiff or jpeg), plus copies of any permission letters, should be submitted to the press with your manuscript.

Your manuscript will be assessed by our production manager, copy-edited by a professional freelancer (who you will work with to answer any queries) then typeset by an experienced typesetter. You will then be sent proofs for checking and approval and once your corrections have been taken in by the typesetter, your book is arranged to be printed for distribution and sales.


Once your manuscript is handed to the production department, then the marketing and publicity of your book begins. You will be asked to complete a marketing and publicity questionnaire which helps us to plan the individually tailored marketing strategy for your book.

Liverpool University Press Marketing and Publicity Questionnaire

Liverpool University Press Marketing Process Overview

Liverpool University Press Library Recommendation Form – recommend your books to your institution’s library

LUP authors are entitled to a 35% discount on all our titles – please order directly by emailing Janet McDermott.

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