If so, then check out Randall Stephens’s interview with Susan Ferber, an executive editor in history at Oxford University Press. Ferber talks about how to write a proposal, multiple submissions, turning a dissertation into a book, the rise of American religious history, and forthcoming titles from OUP.
Here are some highlights:
On writing a proposal: Get your argument up front . And no typos!
Multiple submissions?: Go for it.
On turning a dissertation into a book: Make sure the chapters are connected into a compelling narrative.
On the rise of American religious history: Ferber is looking for books on religion that intersect with larger themes.
On forthcoming titles: Get ready for Linford Fisher‘s forthcoming work on religion and Indians in early America.