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Author Guidelines for Books for Adults

IHS Press seeks book-length publications about Indiana on topics such as – but not limited to – biography, personal narrative, immigration, family, cultural heritage, women, literature, folklore, music, the visual arts, politics, economics, industry, transportation, sports, geography, and military, medical, archaeological and agricultural history.

The editors require that manuscripts for potential publication be written in clear and appealing prose and in complete sentences free of jargon and undefined technical terms. Authors should avoid passive voice, lengthy quotations and one-sentence paragraphs.

A contract is issued to an author on acceptance of a book-length manuscript. The Indiana Historical Society shall own the copyright for books or book-length material that it finances and/or publishes. Submission of a manuscript by an author or receipt of a manuscript by IHS Press should not in any way be construed as an obligation by IHS Press to publish a manuscript.

Please address all correspondence to:

Kathleen M. Breen
Editor, Indiana Historical Society Press
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
(317) 232-1884