Information for authors, proposal guidelines and submission forms

We are open to proposals from any discipline or subject area and will consider work in a variety of formats. We particularly welcome work that combines theory, practice and performance in innovative ways.  

Publications may include, but are not limited to:

  • Short and full length monographs, single or co-authored, stand alone or as part of a series
  • Audio, visual and/or performance work
  • Creative and life writing, poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction, journalism
  • Thought-in-action, provisional or process-capturing work such as briefs, scripts, blogs, storyboards, notebooks, opinion pieces, essays, clips, previews and samples
  • Non-standard modes and forms of communication (an article in the form of a comic or graphic novel for example)

New Project Proposals

Proposals for monographs, edited collections or book series should be emailed to and must include a completed proposal form.  Proposal forms appropriate to each publication type can be found at the bottom of this page.

All authors and contributors are encouraged to consider the appropriateness of their project to Goldsmiths Press and to reflect on this in their proposal form as this will form part of the editorial review process. Contributors should be university based or affiliated – for example, through collaborative work, research centres, research projects, alumni relations and so on.  Goldsmiths Press does not publish PhD theses and we encourage early career researchers to submit project proposals alongside, or with the express support of, an established and already published academic.  

We regret that we cannot offer feedback on early-stage project proposals or consider proposals for monographs or books series that are not accompanied by a completed proposal form.  Goldsmiths Press is a small publisher with limited resources and we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful proposals.

Book Series 

We are currently commissioning new titles for our Sonics and Future Media book series.

Future Media: Anti-TED thinking for media and technology futures

Series editors:  Becky Coleman, Sarah Kember and Lisa Nakamura

The Goldsmiths Press Future Media series encourages authors to offer a relatively short, sharp intervention informed by feminist, queer, trans, anti-racist and/or speculative approaches to media and technology futures that calls for alternatives to utilitarian and instrumentalist 'TED thinking'.  Rather than offering instant gratification or short-term utility, the Future Media series is oriented towards thinking-in-action that embraces complexity and that refuses easy, obvious, off-the-peg answers.

The Future Media series will incorporate, where appropriate, ‘grey literature’ such as briefs, sketchbooks and blogposts as well as familiar speculative formats such as the manual and manifesto. Authors are encouraged to reflect on how they are writing as well as what they are writing about and are free to explore modes of communication that are engaging and apposite to our goal of contesting the future.  

We welcome complete proposals as well as those that are in the early stages of development.  All proposals should be submitted by email along with a completed Future Media series proposal form.


Series editor: Atau Tanaka

The Sonics series considers sound as media and as material – as physical phenomenon, social vector, or source of musical affect. The series maps the diversity of thinking across the sonic landscape, from sound studies to musical performance, from sound art to the sociology of music, from historical soundscapes to digital musicology. Its publications encompass books and extensions to traditional formats that might include audio, digital, online and interactive formats. We seek to publish leading figures as well as emerging voices, by commission or by proposal.

Current publications include: Meta Gesture Music and Sonic Agency: Sound and Emergent Forms of Resistance.

Project proposals can be discussed by email.  Please address your correspondence to Professor Atau Tanaka and title your email 'Sonics Series project proposal'.


Goldsmiths’ Political Economy Research Centre (PERC) seeks to refresh political economy, in the original sense of the term, as a pluralist and critical approach to the study of capitalism. In doing so it challenges the sense of economics as a discipline, separate from the other social sciences, aiming instead to combine economic knowledge with various other disciplinary approaches. is is a response to recent critiques of orthodox economics, as immune to interdisciplinarity and cut o from historical and political events. At the same time, the authority of economic experts and the relationship between academic research and the public (including, but not only, public policy-makers) are constant concerns running through PERC’s work.

Current publications include: The Death of Public Knowledge? and Economic Science Fictions.

For more information please visit the PERC website.