HammerOn are now accepting proposals from authors and editors for new books.

HammerOn want to help our authors create the book they always wanted to write.

Our aim is to publish books that are readable, engaging, well-researched and challenge established thinking.

So, why publish with HammerOn?

Here are a few very good reasons…

You want to write for audiences in and outside academia

HammerOn Press are committed to publishing books that ‘translate’ academic ideas for non-specialist audiences. We are keen to break down barriers and elitism. We want to empower people with knowledge that can help them transform and understand the world around them.

You want to earn money from your writing and research

HammerOn offer competitive royalties for authors. This means that all you precarious knowledge workers can get some financial return for your labour.

Royalties gained from sales may also provide a modest funding stream for marginalised, risky or politically engaged research projects.

You have a written a book (or want to) that fits in with our other titles

Our books cover a range of topics including: the representation of queer characters in children’s books, the experiences and knowledge of precarious academics, the music of Kate Bush, marginal histories in feminist and queer social movements and the social memory of communism.

We’d love to publish more books about the history of feminist/ queer social movements and education activism.

We’re pretty nerdy though. We like to read, think and learn about lots of different things.

It’s probably best if you tell us about your idea and we can go from there.

You want to transform how scholarly work is written and communicated

We all know that academic writing can be a bit dry and conservative.

Perhaps you yearn for a more lyrical, poetic style.

Maybe you to want to invent new forms of knowledge that do not yet exist, but dare to be written.

You may wish to loosen the knot of discourse that smothers good ideas to death. You want to infuse thinking with vibrancy and abandon while remaining committed to the practical, lived application of ideas.

If any, or all of these reasons resonate – maybe even tingle slightly – perhaps HammerOn is the place for you, and we welcome you to get in touch.

You want to learn more about publishing

Publishing with HammerOn is a far more intimate affair than working with larger publishers. By virtue of this fact, you are likely to learn more about how to publish a book.

We also want you to know how to do it, so will answer any questions you have, and de-mystify the processes of book production as we go along.

Once you have that knowledge you might share it with others and help more independent publishing ventures to grow.

Submitting a proposal

Your proposal should include:

  • Outline of your book idea, no more than 1000 words in length
  • Annotated chapter breakdown
  • A short statement of how your book would fit in with other HammerOn titles or help expand the list
  • Estimated delivery date
  • Word length
  • Information about key audiences for book
  • Marketing strategy and ideas

This call is open until it closes.