Our Information

Prickly Paradigm Press, LLC 
5629 South University Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
773/241-7016 (fax)*

*Note: We do not accept requests for desk copies via fax.  Please see below for information on how to acquire desk copies from the University of Chicago Press. 

Prickly Paradigm welcomes correspondence. Please address all inquiries concerning our titles, manuscript submissions, and distribution to the editor at:

Desk Copy Requests

All requests for desk copies should be made to the University of Chicago Press:

The University of Chicago Press
Chicago Distribution Center
11030 South Langley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60628 USA
Fax: (800) 621-8476 or (773) 702-7212
[No email requests, please.]

For more information, please visit the University of Chicago Press website.

Manuscript Submissions

Authors interested in submitting manuscripts for consideration should initially send a 1,000-word proposal to the editor, preferably in the body of an e-mail, to The proposal should detail the topic and main argument of the piece. It should also include a list of potential audiences and marketing considerations. If a proposal is successful, the Press will then ask to review the manuscript in its entirety. Unsolicited full-length manuscripts will not be considered.
Authors are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with one or more of our existing publications before submitting a proposal. Please also keep in mind when preparing a proposal and/or manuscript:

  • We do not generally publish manuscripts over 30,000 words
  • We do not publish manuscripts with extensive citations and footnotes
  • We do not publish fiction

Our Prickly Personnel 

Executive Publisher
Marshall Sahlins 

Peter Sahlins
Ramona Naddaf
Bernard Sahlins
Seminary Co-op Bookstore

Matthew Engelke

Sean Dowdy