CAHSS Book Publication Workshop

Friday April 29, 10 – 11:30AM, Recording

Meet with editors from three presses (Amherst College Press, Georgetown University Press, and Saint Lucy Books), a  literary agent, and a writing consultant to learn about options for book publishing and to hear their suggestions for faculty authors interested in pitching new projects.

Time will be provided for small group discussion.


  • Mark Alice Durant, Saint Lucy Books, publisher of elegant, idiosyncratic, and accessible books that combine words and images to celebrate contemporary photographic artists
  • Hannah Brooks-Motl, Assistant Acquisitions Editor, Amherst College Press, an open access, digital-first press committed to the mission and ethos of the liberal arts
  • Deirdre MullaneMullane Literary Associates, an independent literary agency with an emphasis on idea-driven nonfiction, especially in the areas of history, science, politics, narrative nonfiction, nature/environment, sports, mind/body/spirit, and a small list of literary/commercial fiction
  • Elizabeth Garber, Senior Editor for Sociology and Anthropology, Palgrave Macmillan, commissions primarily, monographs, edited collections, handbooks, reference works, and Palgrave Pivots in the areas of sociology (with a North American focus) and anthropology.
  • Carole Sargent, founding director of the Office of Scholarly Publications at Georgetown University, helps scholars publish research in high-impact journals and university presses

Sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities; the Center for Social Science Scholarship; and the Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts.