Maghreb Publications is an independently owned
publisher, specialising in history, social sciences, womens studies,
literary studies, islamic law and philosophy, education, archaeology,
religion and anthropolgy. It will publish works covering time periods
from medieval to modern eras focused on the Maghreb, the Middle East,
Africa and the global Muslim diaspora.
How to submit a proposal for publication
We welcome proposals for consideration before submission
of a manuscript. Proposals should be no more than four to five pages
long and should include: a brief synopsis of the main argument and objectives
of the work; estimated word or page length (double-spaced); intended
readership; short descriptive paragraphs of each chapter; and an estimated
deadline for completion of the work if the proposal is accepted. In
addition to this, a brief curriculum vitae is also required. This should
present the authors educational background and research experience,
and mention important publications and academic presentations.
Recently completed theses
Authors of recently completed theses are encouraged to contact us with proposals, but they should be aware that even the best thesis requires full revision and updating before being sucessfully transformed into a book. We advise that, as well as listening to the suggestions of supervisors and examiners, the most important thing is to seek the reaction of a wide range of colleagues before approaching us.
Re-editions and translations
We will consider proposals for re-editions of out of print works relevant to our fields of interest. These should include an introduction presenting the work in light of the most recent developments in the field. We will also consider proposals for translations of works, particularly from Arabic into English. In such a case, a synopsis of the work, and a sample translation, accompanied by the original Arabic text should be provided.
Multi-author texts are typically the products of academic conferences. If you are interested in discussing the publication of such a text you should get in touch with us initially before the conference.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.We only accept proposals.