New and Alternative Religions

With the increasing acceptance of NRMs in American life and the maturation of scholarship in the field, the New and Alternative Religions series has been created to provide a home for book-length works in new religions studies.

The principal focus of this series will be new and alternative religiosity and movements in the history and current life of the United States. Works dealing with NRMs elsewhere, however, will be considered, and those dealing with globalization of religious trends and currents and with religions in diaspora in the United States will be warmly welcomed.

We invite manuscripts from diverse disciplines including religious studies, sociology, anthropology, and history. Appropriate works for the series include single-authored titles such as ethnographies, historical studies, or primers, primary source collections, and readers. Books in the series will typically be aimed at scholars, students, and general readers and should be well-written, broadly appealing, and accessible.


Timothy Miller, University of Kansas 
Susan J. Palmer, Dawson College


Submissions should take the form of a 3-5 page proposal outlining the intent and scope of the project, its merits in comparison to existing texts, and the audience it is designed to reach. You should also include a detailed Table of Contents, 2-3 sample chapters, and a current copy of your curriculum vitae. Please refer to NYU Press’s submission guidelines.

Please contact Jennifer Hammer, Senior Editor at NYU Press, if you are interested in submitting a proposal.