American Library Association (ALA)

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Thank you for joining McFarland at ALA.  Browse our books here, and learn more about book proposals and submitting your manuscript. To receive a 40% discount on orders for this conference, please use coupon code ALA40.

Thank you for joining McFarland at PCA.  Browse our books here, and learn more about book proposals and submitting your manuscript.  The coupon code for the conference discount is ALA40.


McFarland welcomes proposals for nonfiction manuscripts, including multicontributor manuscripts and edited collections of essays, on a wide range of subjects. Authors, volume editors, and the merely interested are invited to contact us.  Chat with booth staff for basics, or visit our visit our Author Resources webpage.  Queries and proposals can be emailed to  Authors of academic works should also see our Frequently Asked Questions about peer review. Any additional questions may be submitted to

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Review copy requests and author interview requests are welcome.  Email sales & publicity specialist Stephanie Nichols.

McFarland, a leading independent publisher of academic and general-interest nonfiction books, is perhaps best known for the serious treatment of popular culture.  Founded in 1979, we are recognized among authors and readers as adventurous in range and a reliable source of worthy books that other publishers overlook. We have about 7000 unique works for sale and each year we publish about 360 new titles.   Browse our latest catalog of new titles as a flipbook, or browse/scroll books directly in our online shop. Browse ALL subject categories here. Particularly noteworthy subjects and series are listed and linked below.  Receive a 40% conference discount with coupon code ALA40.

General Librarianship | Information Ethics | Youth Services | Journal of Information Ethics

Interdisciplinary Studies
African American Studies | American Indian Studies | Appalachian Studies | Asian & Asian American Studies | Disability StudiesGender Studies | Jewish Studies | Latino & Latin American Studies | LGBTQ Studies | Middle East Studies | Women’s Studies

Culture & Lit Series:
Contributions to Zombie Studies | Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy | Dogs in Our World | Ethics and Culture | McFarland Companions to Mystery Fiction | McFarland Companions to 19th Century Literature | McFarland Companions to Young Adult Literature | McFarland Literary Companions | Studies in Gaming | Studies in Heavy Metal Music & Culture

Popular Culture & Performing Arts
Animation | Comics & Graphic Narratives | Dance | Film | Gaming (Role-Playing) | Gaming (Video) | Music | Music (Country) |  Music (Opera) | Music (Rock) |  Puppetry | Radio | TelevisionReality TV | Theatre

American |  British |  Classics | Comics & Graphic Narratives | Drama | Fairy Tales | Language | Mythology & Folklore | Poetry | YA & Children’s

Adventure  | Comedy | Espionage | Horror  | Horror (Weird)  | Horror (Zombies)  | Mystery | Romance | SF & Fantasy | SF & Fantasy (Cyberpunk) | SF & Fantasy (Kaiju) | SF & Fantasy (Steampunk) | SF & Fantasy (Superheroes) | Western

Body & Mind
Aging | Cannabis Studies | Chemical Sensitivity | Death | Disability Studies | Health | Nursing | Parapsychology  | Sexuality

Social Sciences
Business | Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice (Lynching) | Criminal Justice (Organized Crime) | Criminal Justice (True Crime) | Economics | Education | Emergency Services | Government | Human Services | Journalism | International Studies | Peace Studies | Religion | Sociology & Anthropology | Terrorism | Urban Studies

Baseball | Basketball | Boxing | Equestrian | Football | Golf | Hockey | Martial Arts | Motorsports | Olympics | Soccer | Track & Field | Wrestling

Military History
American Civil War | American Revolution | Ancient & Medieval | Korean War | Vietnam War | World War I | World War II

Ancient | Medieval | United States | World

Automotive | Aviation | Locomotive | Motorsports | Nautical

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