About First Peoples: Author Benefits
We ask that prospective authors go through the standard proposal submission process with the press that they feel fits their work best. Descriptions of each press's publishing areas and submission guidelines are available under Submissions.
When you submit your proposal to the press you determine to be most appropriate for your work, indicate at that time that you are interested in being included in the First Peoples initiative. Once the proposal has been reviewed, you will work with the acquiring editor at that press to determine the kinds of support that your project might be able to receive from the initiative. It will vary greatly from book to book, depending on what you and the acquiring editor--with input from external reviewers--deem to be most appropriate for the project. Authors who are selected to participate in the initiative may receive:
*Grant and developmental funding will be decided on a case-by-case basis.