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:

View Advance Copy archives for tone and style.

Follow the outline below to submit information for both Advance Copy online and in ScienceWriters Magazine.

  • Book Title
  • Author(s) (If more than one author, indicate which ones are NASW members.)
  • Publisher, publication date, price
  • ISBN 10 and ISBN 13 (We need both), plus epub info
  • First person report telling what your book is about and how you produced it, 350 words maximum. Please answer these queries: How did you come up with 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? 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
  • Book website
  • Agent's name phone number, and email address
  • 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 a jpg as an attachment, not a link.
  • Image of your book jacket: 600 x 800 pixel minimum jpg file. Send a jpg as an attachment, not a link.
  • Advance Copy online: At least three weeks before your book’s publication date
  • ScienceWriters biannual magazine: At least three weeks before deadlines noted on the inside front cover of each issue.

Send your report and jpg images to Lynne Lamberg, NASW book editor,

Send a review copy of your book to the address below. I need it to write a blurb for the NASW homepage and notification of the NASW email lists when your Advance Copy report is posted.

Lynne Lamberg
Book editor, NASW
1 Gristmill Ct., #501
Baltimore MD 21208-1348

January-March 2020
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