Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Thank you for joining McFarland at SCMS.  Browse our books here, and learn more about book proposals and submitting your manuscript. To receive a 30% discount on orders for this conference, please use coupon code SCMS30.

Becoming an Author
McFarland welcomes proposals for nonfiction manuscripts, including multicontributor manuscripts and edited collections of essays, on a wide range of subjects. Submissions from both authors and literary agents are invited. The simplest way to contact us is by email: Visit for more information.  See our Frequently Asked Questions about peer review. If you have any questions not answered there, please write 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 is a leading independent publisher of academic and general interest nonfiction books. Founded in 1979, we are recognized for covering topics of popular appeal in a serious and scholarly fashion.  Among our reading customers especially, McFarland is viewed as distinctive in style, 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 SCMS30.

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

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

Interdisciplinary Studies
African American Studies | American Indian Studies | Appalachian Studies | Asian & Asian American Studies | Disability Studies | Food | Gender Studies | Jewish Studies | Latino & Latin American Studies | LGBTQ Studies | Medieval Studies | Middle East Studies | Victorian Studies | Women’s Studies

Contributions to Zombie Studies | Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and FantasyEthics and Culture | Studies in Gaming | Studies in Heavy Metal Music & Culture