How to Publish Your Scholarship: What Scholarly Book Publishers Look for in New Authors | GPLL277


The publication of research is a fundamental part of scholarly activity in humanities and social sciences disciplines but the publication process can seem somewhat daunting to first-time authors. How do authors approach publishers and share their work? How do authors choose publishers? What are publishers’ expectations of their authors? This workshop will discuss differences among scholarly book publishers and key areas of collaboration between authors and scholarly publishers such as book proposals, transforming dissertation research into publications, approaches to scholarly writing, and peer review.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, the participants will learn
  • To convey information about differences in scholarly publishers
  • To discuss various genres of scholarly writing
  • Strategies for scholars to transform dissertation research into publications
  • What to include in a book proposal and how to submit one

Leaders Information

Ryan Van Huijstee is Concordia University Press’s acquisitions editor. He was most recently managing editor at McGill-Queen’s University Press and was also an acquisitions editor at University of Toronto Press.


Event details

Workshop location


Start date

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

End date

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Workshop days



From 11:00 to 12:00


Ryan Van Hujistee


Basak Tozlu


22 / 30

Registration deadline

Saturday, January 21, 2023

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