Partner With CSWE Press to Publish Your Work
CSWE is committed to publishing the scholarship and stories of those who are addressing emerging issues and innovations in, as well as the traditional concerns of, the profession. We welcome proposals for scholarly works, textbooks, reference works, handbooks, professional development texts, and select literary nonfiction that advance the knowledge, experience, and advancement of social work education.
Currently, we seek submissions for works related, but not limited, to:
- Anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion in social work education
- Social justice in social work education and for the social work classroom
- Environmental justice in social work education and for the social work classroom
- Reproductive justice in social work education and for the social work classroom
- Decolonizing social work education and research
- Criminal justice and social work education
- Disability visibility and rights in social work education and for the social work classroom
- LGBTQ2S+ visibility and rights in social work education and for the social work classroom
- Human behavior and the social environment
- Community organizing and political social work
- Field education
- Interprofessional education
- Leadership development for social work practitioners and educators
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and social work education
- Case studies for social work educators and students
Submitting a Proposal
Send proposals via e-mail to Kristine Luecker. The following components, submitted in electronic format only, make up a complete proposal:
- An overview of the contents, including a discussion of the proposed work's purpose and format (textbook, handbook, instructional videotape, reference source, etc.); its contribution to the knowledge base; and its theoretical/conceptual underpinnings
- A detailed outline summarizing each chapter's coverage and the development of the work, or an otherwise well-articulated summary of the content and development of the work
- Two sample chapters that illustrate the scope of the proposed work and the writing style. One of the sample chapters must be substantive (i.e., not an introductory or summary chapter).
- Marketing information that discusses the intended audience (such as faculty, field instructors, students, researchers, practitioners), the timeliness of the material, publications in social work or other related fields that may compete with the proposed work, and ways this work will differ from these
- A time frame for completion of a draft for the proposed work
- CVs for all authors or editors
Please note that proposals must not be under consideration by any other publisher.
The Review Process
The Council on Publications reviews each proposal. If the proposal fits within the scope of CSWE Press's publications program, adequately addresses the topic area, and can be successfully marketed a publications agreement may be offered. Accepted manuscripts receive review by knowledgeable peers in the field. CSWE Press strives to respond to proposals within 4-6 weeks and to publish accepted works within 7 months thereafter.