For Current Authors

Once a project has been accepted for production, we require that all final manuscripts and illustrations be prepared in accordance with certain specifications. This is to ensure that your work proceeds efficiently through copyediting and production.

The following documents provide guidance on how to prepare and submit your final manuscript and artwork. Please note that these instructions apply to both single-author works and edited collections. If you have specific questions, please get in touch with your acquiring editor.

Author Questionnaire

The Author Questionnaire is invaluable in helping us to effectively market your book to review media, booksellers, prospective book buyers, for awards, and at conferences.

Download Author Questionnaire

Please complete the questionnaire and email it to your acquisitions editor.  It should be submitted at the same time as your final manuscript.

Cover Design Questionnaire

The questions on the Cover Design Questionnaire will aid in clarifying and targeting the message of your book, thus enabling one of our professional and award-winning designers to communicate that message visually.

Download Cover Design Questionnaire

Required Tax Forms for Authors publishing with the University of Pittsburgh Press

To ensure proper processing of any royalties or other payments you are due, we must have certain Internal Revenue Service documents from you for our records. For security purposes, do not email tax information. University guidelines require us to have an updated IRS form on file in order to process any payments. Please be assured that we value and respect the confidentiality of your personal information.  Feel free to contact your acquisitions editor if you have any questions.

If you are a US citizen or have resident alien status, please complete a W-9 form.

If you are a citizen of another country, please complete a W-8 Form.

If you need to apply for an IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, please complete a W-7 form and submit your application package directly to the IRS, as detailed on p. 4 of the instructions.