Writing and Pitching to University Presses

This is the first of three linked events for Humanities scholars writing monographs. Please also see:

January 19, 2023 | Publishing Your First Book: A Seminar for Pre-Tenure Faculty: The Authors’ Perspectives
February 21, 2023 | A Workshop on Book Proposals


This moderated panel will include a discussion around writing, pitching, and publishing book proposals and manuscripts to university presses as a humanities scholar. Our invited panelists work in Canadian university presses and will respond to topics such as:

  • Writing and publishing for Canadian university presses
  • Advice for early career scholars and junior faculty in the humanities
  • First monographs and dissertations to monographs
  • Trends in academic publishing
  • Publishing for trade audiences.

This event is especially aimed at faculty working in the humanities. Junior faculty and graduate students are particularly welcome to attend.

This event is part of our Public Scholarship Series.

Thursday, December 8, 2022 
12:30-2:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Online via Zoom


Moderator and Panelists

  • Mary Chapman, Professor, English Language and Literatures (Moderator)
  • James MacNevin, Senior Editor, UBC Press
  • Mark Thompson, Acquisitions Editor, University of Toronto Press
  • Jonathan Crago, Editor in Chief, McGill-Queen’s University Press