Sunday, April 10, 2011

A New Outlet for Local History Writers

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.

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