A JMC Webinar: Demystifying Scholarly Publishing with Stephen Wrinn, Notre Dame Press

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JMC Publishing Webinar: Demystifying Scholarly Publishing with Stephen Wrinn, Notre Dame Press


In a virtual workshop on July 31, 2020, Stephen Wrinn (Director, Notre Dame Press) applied his 20+ years of experience in scholarly publishing to discuss, among other things:

  • The current state and economics of scholarly publishing
  • Demystifying the process of finding the right publisher
  • Insight on what editors are thinking when they make publishing decisions
  • Turning dissertations into books
  • Identifying appropriate publishers for your manuscript
  • Creating a cover letter and proposal that will attract an editor’s attention
  • What to expect when you are offered a contract

Friday, July 31, 2020 • 12:00 PM EDT
A virtual webinar through Zoom



Stephen Wrinn is the Director of Notre Dame Press at the University of Notre Dame. From 2002-2015, he served as the director of University Press of Kentucky and previously was editorial vice president and executive editor of history and political science for Rowman & Littlefield Publishers and editorial director of Lexington Books. He has over 20 years of experience in scholarly publishing. Wrinn also has experience from the author’s side of publishing and is the author of Civil Rights in the Whitest State: Vermont’s Perceptions of Civil Rights, 1945-1968 (University Press of America, 1997).

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Thomas Cleveland joined the Jack Miller Center August 2019 as Academic Programs Officer. He received his B.A. from St. John’s College in Annapolis, where he studied the history of science, math, and philosophy. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston College in 2016 with a dissertation on Plato’s accounts of the origins of political life in the Laws. Before joining the Jack Miller Center he was a postdoctoral fellow with the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University and taught political theory and American politics at Miami University of Ohio and the College of the Holy Cross.

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