Press and Review

UNIVERSITY OF SAINT KATHERINE PRESS

By publishing both academic and creative works that contribute to a global exploration and understanding of human life from a range of Christian perspectives, University of Saint Katherine Press participates in the discovery and dissemination of Inquiry Seeking Wisdom, which is a central purpose of the University of Saint Katherine.

The imprints of the Press are the Saint Katherine Review, a quarterly literary journal, as well as books and other materials that further creative expression, undertake scholarly investigation, advance interdisciplinary dialogue, stimulate public debate, educate both within and outside the classroom, and enhance cultural life. The Press is committed to increasing the range and vigor of creative and intellectual pursuits within the College and elsewhere.

BOOKS – MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINE: 

University of Saint Katherine Press is accepting book proposals of poetry, essays, and short fiction, as well as academic books in the humanities and social sciences, science, technology, medicine, and education. All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please follow the guidelines below. Please do not send in a complete manuscript unless you have been asked to do so by us.

A book prospectus of the following kind should be submitted irrespective of whether the book has already been written or not. It should contain as much information as you yourself would require in order to offer a meaningful evaluation. There is no prescribed length for such outlines but they will tend to be at least 5 pages long. They should in all cases include the following information:

  • The title of the book.

  • A description of its rationale and scope

  • An explanation of how it relates to other books on the topic that have been published recently

  • A breakdown of the table of contents with descriptions of the contents of each chapter, or in the case of a textbook either a complete table of contents or syllabus

  • A description of the intended readership

  • Details of the proposed length of the book and its intended completion date. Brief credentials of the author (a full curriculum vitae/resume is not required).

If you are proposing a textbook, your prospectus should contain specific details of the level at which the book has been or will be written, as well as of the kinds of courses for which it would be suitable.

If you are submitting a proposal for a collaborative volume please indicate clearly who the contributors are and what they will contribute. Affiliations should be supplied.

You may send your prospectus as a single attached file to an email to the following address: fpapath@usk.edu. Or, you may mail it to:

Editorial Review Committee
University of Saint Katherine Press
1637 Capalina Road
San Marcos, CA 92069

Please include your email address, as we are only able to respond via email.

Your book prospectus may be sent out for external review or circulated to editorial and marketing advisers and colleagues, and so you should not expect to hear back from the Press for several weeks. You will be informed by the Press whether your project fits with current publishing plans in a given subject, and if it does, will be asked to submit a complete manuscript or sample chapters as appropriate. The review process varies in length depending on the nature of the project and the number of reviews considered necessary to reach a publishing decision. The review of a proposal and sample material or full manuscript will rarely take less than 3 months and should generally not take more than 6 months.

Recent publications

Christine Perrin, Bright Mirror, 2017. (ISBN 1544608403)

Frank J Papatheofanis (Editor), The Nicene Creed, (Studies in Comparative Christianity) (Volume 1), 2017. (ISBN 1544768826)

Brian Phipps, Before the Burning Bush, 2018. (ISBN 1986980952)

SAINT KATHERINE REVIEW

The University publishes a quarterly Review of poetry, creative non-fiction, and fiction. The Review aims to bring together some of the finest literature from around the world. You can purchase a subscription, a print edition, and a special digita;l edition of the Review, as well as learn more about submission requirements, by visiting the Review’s website at, stkathreview.org.