Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in Smithsonian Books. We publish approximately 15-20 high-quality, adult nonfiction trade titles each year. Our publishing program covers categories where Smithsonian's authority is unparalleled, such as history; science and technology; space, aviation, and military; art; and signature illustrated books, as well as works based on museums, collections, and artifacts. We do not publish fiction or children’s books.

If you would like to submit an adult nonfiction book proposal or manuscript, please include the following information, if available.

Do not submit original material (either art or manuscript), and please keep a copy of your project. Please note that materials unaccompanied by an SASE will not be returned.

Please send your submission to:

Mailing address for USPS:
Smithsonian Books
Acquisitions
P.O. Box 37012, MRC 513
Capital Gallery, Suite 6001
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Delivery Address for UPS, FedEx:
Smithsonian Books
Acquisitions
600 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 6001
Washington, DC 20024