After receiving your submission, a member of our acquisitions committee carefully reviews it. We look for clarity, technical accuracy, writing quality, compatibility with HP's existing line of products, market potential, and, in the case of gambling books, mathematical proof of conclusions.
The receiving committee member briefs the other members on the manuscript at the next acquisitions meeting, sharing his or her comments. Acquisition meetings occur, on average, once a month. All submissions are brought to the attention of and discussed with the Huntington Press publisher, Anthony Curtis.
Should a proposal have merit, we respond by e-mail or post (we vastly prefer e-mail, so please provide an address if possible). Submissions that do not meet our guidelines or do not fall within our publishing scope are rejected. When possible, we offer constructive criticism and specific reasons for our rejection of the work. For submissions that pique our interest, we often initiate a dialogue, from asking for a bit more information to requesting a full-blown book proposal.
Typically, this process takes 30 days, but please allow up to six weeks for a response before inquiring about the status of your work. We appreciate having the opportunity to review your work and we take pride in responding to all submissions in a timely and friendly manner.