How to Submit a Proposal to the Montana Historical Society Press

The Montana Historical Society Press invites proposals for books about Montana, northern Plains, and Rocky Mountain history. We seek books that are well written, meticulously researched, and that make a significant contribution to the field of Western history.

If you are interested in publishing with the Montana Historical Society Press, please submit a proposal that includes the following:

1. Your curriculum vitae, including your contact information, occupation, education, and any previous publications (books and/or articles)

2. A summary of your project, including the main argument (300 words), a table of contents, and outline of each chapter

3. Your contribution to the field and a list of comparable books 

4. Your anticipated audience for the book

5. Word and page count, including notes and bibliography

6. Number and type of illustrations or tables (black and white, color, maps, etc.) you hope to include in the book

7. Timeline for completion

8. Sample chapters (one or two), that are representative of the work

Please submit your proposal via our online portal at: Montana The Magazine of Western History and MHS Press site:

Direct any questions to:

Diana Di Stefano


We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.