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Book Publishing

Since its founding in 1844, publishing has been central to the mission of the Maryland Historical Society, which owns and operates the Maryland Center for History and Culture. Currently, more than 100 book titles in the Library of Congress collection bear the MCHC Press imprint. These engaging, thoroughly researched stories continue to contribute to our knowledge of Maryland’s past.

*** Please note that MCHC Press is currently reviewing several book proposals and may not be able to promptly address new submissions until July 2024.***

How to Submit a Manuscript

Authors wishing to submit a manuscript should send a brief prospectus, addressing the following elements:

  • Thesis, methodology, conclusions and/or findings
  • Original contribution to the field
  • Intended audience
  • Expected length, table of contents, and number of illustrations, if available
  • Schedule for completion of the manuscript
  • An introduction or sample chapter(s)
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae with author’s contact details

All submissions are reviewed by our editorial staff and the Publications Committee, a volunteer group of distinguished historians and publishers at the Maryland Center for History and Culture. Hard-copy submissions are welcome but files in electronic format are preferred. Please address your proposals to:

Maryland Center for History and Culture
Attn: Publications Department
610 Park Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Newly Released from MCHC Press

Orders for The Material World of Eyre Hall: Four Centuries of Chesapeake History (2021) can be placed through our Museum Store. Learn more.

Buy Our Books at the Museum Store

Browse and order books online through our Museum Store. Or visit the Museum Store in person, Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 to 1 pm.

Resellers and others interested in purchasing large quantities can email, or call 410-685-3750, ext. 377.

Order through our distributor, Johns Hopkins University Press: visit the HFS website, call 1-800-537-5487 toll free, or 410-516-6965, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm EST; fax to 410-516-6998; or email