Advance Copy submission guidelines

Advance copy: Backstories on books by NASW members

NASW Authors: Will your book be published soon? Tell your fellow NASW members how you reached this happy state.

Submission guidelines:

Please see Advance Copy archives for content and tone. Use the same formatting style for your report.

Follow the outline below to submit information for Advance Copy, which appears online and in ScienceWriters Magazine. Send your report, images, and a review copy of your book about a month before your book’s publication date.

  • Book Title
  • Author(s) (If more than one author, indicate which ones are NASW members.)
  • Publisher, publication date, price
  • ISBN-13 and ASIN, if your book has an epub version.
  • First person report telling what your book is about and how you produced it. Please limit your report to 350 words maximum. We adhere strictly to this limit to be fair to all NASW authors. Please answer these queries: What sparked the idea for your book? How did you develop your proposal, find an agent and publisher, fund and conduct research, and put the book together? If you chose to self-publish, how did you find help you needed to accomplish that? What do you wish you had known before you started working on your book? What might you have done differently? What advice do you have for aspiring authors?
  • Your phone number, email address, website URL, blog website, Twitter username, Instagram username
  • Book page at publisher’s website and at your own website
  • Publicist's name, phone number, and email address
  • Agent’s name, phone number, and email address
  • Headshot of you: 600 x 800 pixel minimum jpg file. Please provide a photo that faces forward or slightly to the left. These views look better in the Advance Copy layout. Send jpg as an attachment, not a link.
  • Image of your book's front cover, 600 x 800 pixel minimum jpg file. Send jpg as an attachment, not a link.
  • Image of a bookshelf or bookshelves in your office, showing references you used to write your book. Examples:

Send your report and jpg images to Lynne Lamberg, NASW book editor, Upload your office bookshelf images at

Send a review copy of your book to the address below. I need to see your book to write a blurb for the NASW homepage, NASW email lists, ScienceWriters magazine, and Twitter.

Lynne Lamberg NASW Book editor

  • 1 Gristmill Ct., #501, Baltimore MD 21208-1348 (May-October)
  • 7220 E. Rosslare Dr., Tucson AZ 85715-3445 (November-April)

Follow @LynneLamberg for news about science/medical books, writing, and NASW authors.

Last reviewed August 30, 2022.

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