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## Authors
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We’re interested in proposals both for individual projects and for series of works consistent with our theme and focus. Please consult our editorial program to read about the areas of work of particular interest to our editors.
If you’d like to get a sense of what we ask for in a proposal, you may download the templates to review:
* Individual project proposal template
* Series proposal template (Please note that the principal editor of a proposed series must be affiliated with a Lever Press participating institution).
When you’re ready, submit a proposal to Lever Press (free Submittable account required).
Have questions? Want guidance before proceeding with a proposal? Write to us!
## Libraries
Unique among open-access publishing initiatives, Lever Press is conceived, governed, and funded by a consortium of liberal arts college libraries.
Academic libraries, especially those at liberal arts colleges, face challenges in the current scholarly publishing environment–not only the known issues of the rising costs of scholarly monographs and increasing pressures on acquisitions budgets, but also the long-term costs of monographs produced under current assumptions and the uncompensated service librarians provide to publishers by policing copyright claims on their behalf.
The role of libraries in scholarly publishing has historically been limited to that of purchasing and preserving works published elsewhere. Yet librarians see at first hand the scholarly needs of their institutions, and the occasional mismatch between what publishers produce and what their faculty and students need and use.Today, more and more academic libraries are launching their own scholarly publishing programs, but these tend to be based in large research institutions, usually with an emphasis on serving local publishing needs.
Libraries that provide support for Lever Press become part of the conversation shaping both the editorial program and objectives of the press, and the principles by which we do our work. Participation is an opportunity for academic libraries–especially those that might not be able to justify or support an independent publishing initiative–to shape the future and the direction of scholarly publishing, and to invest in the publication of research that serves the needs of research and teaching on their campuses.
## Higher Education Leaders
Publishing high-quality scholarship is costly. No one disputes this. What’s no longer clear is how best to organize the work of publishing to reduce costs as much as possible.
Lever Press is premised on the idea that it’s better—and, in the long term, cheaper—to pay once for a work and create an open access result than to cover costs through a system demanding repeated payments—for purchasing, for copying, for long-term preservation, and so on.
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