The History Press is looking for authors.
The History Press is adding California to its line of local history books. They're looking for people to write text-driven books of about 30,000-40,000 words, accompanied by at least 30--and hopefully more--photographs.
Sound like Arcadia? I thinks so too. Like Arcadia, they neither give advances nor do they charge the authors any fees. You propose the topic--local history can be told through stories of neighborhoods, sports, haunted sites, or even tales of true crime. History Press has a series for each of those topics--or food & drink, local legends, you name it.
And since they're new to California, I assume they're wide open to ideas. As far as I could tell, the only Southern California titles that are scheduled (not published yet) are about Del Mar and Orange.
I'm going to assume that--like Arcadia--this offer is not something you'd do for the money. No, the reward would be seeing your book, or your community's book, out on shelves.
There's a big form to be filled out if you are interested in publishing with The History Press--under the "For Authors" tab at their site.