Advance Copy submission guidelines

Advance copy: Backstories on books by NASW members

First-person reports by NASW authors who speak directly to colleagues about what drew them to the topic, how they researched it, their publishing process, and more.

Will your book be published soon? Tell fellow NASW members what your book offers their audiences, and how you researched and wrote it. Include advice for aspiring authors.

Submission guidelines

Follow the format below to submit information for both Advance Copy online and ScienceWriters magazine:

  • Book title
  • Author(s) (If more than one author, indicate which ones are NASW members.)
  • Publisher, publication date, price
  • ISBN 10, ISBN 13, epub info
  • First person report exploring both the topic of your book, and process of producing it, 300-350 words maximum. Please answer these questions: How did you come up with the idea for your book, develop your proposal, find an agent and publisher, fund and conduct research, and put the book together? What do you wish you had known before you started working on your book? What would you have done differently? Drawing on your experience, what advice do you have for aspiring authors?
  • Your phone number, email address, website URL, and Twitter username
  • Publicist's name, phone number, and email address
  • Agent’s name, phone number, and email address
  • Book website
  • Blog website
  • Headshot of you: 600 x 800 pixel minimum jpg file. Select a photo that faces forward or slightly to the left. These views look better in the Advance Copy layout. Send jpg, not links.
  • Image of your book jacket: 600 x 800 pixel minimum jpg file. Send jpg, not links.
Examples
Deadlines
  • Advance Copy online: At least three weeks before your book’s publication date
  • ScienceWriters quarterly magazine: At least one week before deadlines noted on the inside front cover of each issue.

Send info and jpg images to Lynne Lamberg, NASW book editor, llamberg@nasw.org.

Send a review copy of your book to the address below. I need it to write a blurb for the NASW home page and NASW features email notification.

Lynne Lamberg
Book Editor
National Association of Science Writers
1 Gristmill Ct., #501
Baltimore MD 21208-1348
llamberg@nasw.org