Book Submission Guidelines

Polebridge Press welcomes proposals for books aligned with its mission. Polebridge’s mission is to publish:

  • Up-to-date reference works for biblical scholars, primarily in support of research on the origins of Christianity and the historical Jesus
  • Scholarly books produced by Westar seminars, research projects, and by individual scholars
  • Books and periodicals that disseminate the results of critical scholarship on religion to the public

To submit your proposal, please fill out the form below. A Polebridge Press editorial committee will carefully review the proposal and reach a decision in approximately 3–5 weeks. Please contact Academic Director David Galston with any questions or follow-up inquiries (dgalston@westarinstitute.org).

  • About the Author

  • About the Manuscript

  • Describe why a book on your topic, written from your particular point of view, is needed.
  • Who will want to read your book? List the major groups who will be interested in your book, e.g. scholars, informed readers, a textbook for students.
  • List 2–3 comparable books to the one you are proposing. What sets your book apart from these other books?
  • A Microsoft Word document page with 1 inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font, and minimal spacing elements, is generally 500 words for a single spaced page and 250 words for a double spaced page.
  • Drop files here or

    Fourth R Submission Guidelines

    The Fourth R welcomes submissions by scholars with an advanced degree in religion or a cognate discipline. Submissions should be written for a non-specialist audience. See a sample issue. Send hardcopy submissions to:

    Robert J. Miller
    Juniata College
    1700 Moore St.
    Huntington, PA 16652

    Forum Submission Guidelines

    Forum, a biannual journal first published in 1985, contains current research in biblical and cognate studies. The journal features articles on the historical Jesus, Christian origins, and related fields.

    Send hardcopy submissions to:

    Polebridge Press
    PO Box 346
    Farmington, Minnesota 55024

    Manuscripts may also be emailed directly to the publisher.

    A style guide is available from Polebridge Press. Please note that all manuscripts must be double-spaced, and accompanied by a matching electronic copy.