Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)


Thank you for joining McFarland at MELUS.  Browse our books here, and learn more about book proposals and submitting your manuscript.  The coupon code for the conference discount is MELUS30.

Becoming an Author
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 senior editor Gary Mitchem at  Gary will be happy to schedule Zoom meetings to discuss manuscript projects.

For more information on becoming a McFarland author, visit our Author Resources webpage.

Authors of academic works should also see our Frequently Asked Questions about peer review. Any additional questions may be submitted to

Becoming an External Reader
If you are interested in serving as an external reader, please email a current version of your CV and your area of expertise to

Adopting a Book for Your Course
The majority of our books have a preview enabled via Google Books (all front matter + 10% of the text).  To examine a prospective textbook in its entirety, contact us using this form.

Our Books
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 ALL subject categories here.  Particularly noteworthy subjects and series are listed and linked below.  Receive a 30% conference discount with coupon code MELUS30.

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

Interdisciplinary Studies
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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

Popular Culture & Performing Arts
Animation | Comics & Graphic Narratives | Dance | Film | Film Noir | Film (Silent) | Gaming (Role-Playing) | Gaming (Video) | Music | Music (Country)Music (Opera) | Music (Rock)Puppetry | Radio | Television | Television (Soap Operas) | Reality TV | Theatre

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