University of Guam Press Submissions Guidelines

University of Guam Press Submissions Guidelines

University of Guam Press Submissions Guidelines

UOG Press welcomes submissions from both new and previously published authors. We are interested in oth academic and literary manuscripts. Our focus is on publishing works related to Guam and Micronesia, however, we are open to other writing as well.

A submission must include:

  • Cover Letter – An introductory letter with name and contact details.
  • Description – a description of the book that includes the focus of the book, what makes the book unique, why the book is needed, a comparison of the book against similar books already available, and an explanation of who will read this book and why. Please include the word count of the complete manuscript.
  • Author Biography – a brief biography including credentials, expertise, previous publications (if applicable)
  • Table of Contents 
  • A Manuscript – A final, edited draft of the full-text of the manuscript.
  • Sample illustrations or photographs – if applicable, please provide digital image for books that include images.


Formatting and other Requirements:
  • All manuscripts must be original works.
  • Academic works must follow APA or Chicago style and formatting, to include proper citations and references.
  • Manuscripts must be thoroughly edited before submission and may be returned for further editing at the Press’ discretion. Be sure to edit for grammar as well as consistency in the spelling of place names, words in other languages, tense, voice, point of view (except if it is a literary technique in a creative text), and capitalization.
  • Information presented as fact must be accurate – fact-check all cultural and historical references and cite their sources.
  • If the work has been previously published, the author must have an agreement with the previous publisher to allow for reprint.
  • If the manuscript includes artwork, images, and writing by other authors, written permission for use is needed prior to entering into a contract for publication. The publisher reserves the right to secure permission from people who appear in photographs used in the publication.
  • We will not accept manuscripts that include cultural misrepresentations or exaggerations, racist notions/remarks/points of view, unfounded claims, libel, slander, or defamation of character. 

How to Submit

We would prefer to receive submissions via email at

If this is not possible, submissions may be sent to:

University of Guam Press, Micronesian Area Research Center
303 University Drive (UOG Station)
Mangilao, Guam 96913

If you choose to mail your submission, the manuscript must be typed. Please be sure that your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address are on the manuscript and that your name is on the back of each piece of art.


All submissions will be vetted by a review board, which will consider the content, subject matter, suitability, and marketability of the manuscript. If the work is considered to be of sufficient quality for publication, an editor will contact the author. Each manuscript is individually reviewed, usually by two or more editors and a review board. Thus, the consideration may take up to several months.