For Prospective Authors

Parlay Press specializes in books on writing and language. Our goal is to develop products that meet the following criteria:

  • they are short (150 single-spaced pages or less)
  • they are instructional (for students or teachers)
  • they are clear (understandable even to novices)
  • they are unique (incorporating new ideas or approaches)

If you have a project you would like us to consider, please submit the materials described below by email or fax:

Parlay Press
Toll-free fax: 888.301.3116

1. A prospectus of up to three single-spaced pages, addressing the following points:

  • A brief description of the project, summarizing its content and approach.
  • The primary market(s) for the book.
  • Your project's relation to existing books in the field; discuss their strengths and weaknesses and how your book will differ from competing books.
  • The project's status (schedule for completion, estimated length, plans for class-testing material).

2. Table of contents in outline form, showing headings and subheadings.

3. Your vita or resume, showing degrees and previous publications.

4. A sample chapter, if available.

Please inform us if you have submitted your proposal simultaneously to other publishers.