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Author Resources

Manuscript Acquisitions

The Brookings Institution Press publishes books written by authors who are not otherwise affiliated with Brookings. These manuscripts should be analytical studies of important public policy issues written for a wide audience. Manuscripts accepted for consideration are subject to the peer review procedures Brookings has maintained over the years.

Authors wishing to present a proposal should contact the acquisitions editor with a brief prospectus, including a description of the work and its intended audience, table of contents, introduction or sample chapter, expected length, projected schedule for completion of the manuscript, and a brief curriculum vitae. Complete manuscripts should not be sent unless invited and will not be returned. Please note: We do not consider festschriften, memoirs, or unrevised doctoral dissertations.

Queries should be addressed to:

Bill Finan
Press Director
Brookings Institution Press
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-2188

Manuscript Submission Process

These guidelines have been established to avoid errors and delays in the publication of Brookings Institution books. We encourage authors to cooperate with us in following these instructions. As you prepare your manuscript for publication, please feel free to contact the managing editor, Brookings Institution Press, if you need further clarification of the submissions process (

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