Tamesis Books aims to provides a forum for the best current work relating to the culture, literature, film, history and social sciences of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds.

We welcome manuscripts written in English or Spanish. Preference is given to monographs of 80,000 words and over, as well as to volumes of collected essays of similar length on condition that they have a clear unifying theme.

Why Publish with Tamesis Books?

Tamesis offers authors all the friendliness and personal care of the smaller organisation together with the considerable marketing capabilities and production experience of Boydell & Brewer.

We are committed to publishing high-quality, innovative scholarship and to providing our authors with dedicated support throughout the process. We offer:

Personal Attention

We pride ourselves on the attention that we devote to each title and author. Recognising the unique pressures of academic life, we provide clear and supportive communication from the earliest contact onwards and work with our authors to accommodate their schedules.

As part of an employee-owned company, each member of staff is personally invested in every book: our authors’ success is our success.

Editorial Excellence

Our editorial board comprises leading academics in the UK and USA who work closely with the commissioning editor on proposals and manuscripts. In turn, we support authors at every stage of the process, responding promptly to queries and offering constructive feedback.

General Editor: Professor Stephen M. Hart, University College London (Latin American film, literature and culture)

Professor Andrew M. Beresford, Durham University (Medieval Iberian studies)
Professor Zoltán Biedermann, University College London (Early Modern and Modern Portuguese and Lusophone history and literature)
Professor Celia Cussen, Universidad de Chile (Latin American colonial history)
Professor Efraín Kristal, University of California, Los Angeles (Latin American and Comparative literature)
Professor Jo Labanyi, New York University (Twentieth-Century and Contemporary Spanish literature and cultural studies)
Dr María E. López, London Metropolitan University (Latin American social science studies)
José Antonio Mazzotti, Tufts University (Colonial Latin American literature)
Professor Thea Pitman, University of Leeds (Latin American digital culture and cultural studies)
Dr Julius Ruiz, University of Edinburgh (Modern Spanish history)
Professor emeritus Alison Sinclair, University of Cambridge (Nineteenth-Century Spanish literature and cultural studies)
Professor Isabel Torres, Queen’s University Belfast (Spanish Golden Age literature)
Professor Noël Valis, Yale University (Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Spanish literature)

Peer Review

All Tamesis books are submitted to experts in the field for rigorous assessment. Our standards are high, and only titles with positive recommendations from reviewers are submitted to the Boydell & Brewer editorial board for consideration. To ensure that quality is maintained, our books also undergo one final review before production begins.

Production Values

All of our books receive careful copy-editing and typesetting. Our books are thoughtfully designed and meticulously produced, with attention given to paper quality, binding, and the reproduction quality of artwork. The Boydell & Brewer pre-press team works with professional designers to create attractive and marketable book covers and with printers to ensure the books will be durable and long-lasting.

Global Marketing

We use traditional and digital marketing to bring each book to its appropriate audience and prioritize review coverage with an allocation of gratis print copies. We attend conferences to display and sell books, to monitor areas of current interest, and to take advantage of the unequalled opportunities to talk with current and potential authors. The Boydell & Brewer blog, Proofed, features original articles by authors, editors, series editors, and staff members.

Boydell & Brewer has its own marketing teams in both the UK and the USA, with dedicated Tamesis contacts for authors, and agents throughout the world. In the USA, we work with the Casemate Group as a distribution partner to maximise sales and reach new markets.

Open Access and Digital Platforms

All Tamesis books are published simultaneously in print and Ebook formats, the latter including both ePDFs and ePubs (for distribution to Amazon, Apple and Kobo amongst others).

Our Ebooks are available on a number of library platforms including JSTOR, Cambridge Core, EBSCO, ProQuest, and Dawsonera.

We also offer authors the opportunity to publish their books and chapters as Open Access.

Author Discounts

Tamesis authors are entitled to a 35% discount on any books that Boydell & Brewer publish or distribute. They are also entitled to a 50% discount on their own book if 10 or more copies are ordered.

Tamesis Books Series

Fuentes para la historia del Teatro en España
Icons of the Luso-Hispanic World
Research Bibliographies and Checklists
Research Bibliographies and Checklists: new series
Tamesis Books Companion Series
Tamesis Studies in Popular and Digital Cultures
Violence in the Hispanic and Lusophone Worlds

Book Proposal Guidelines

We are delighted that you are interested in publishing with Tamesis Books. For an overview of the publication process, from submission of a proposal to delivery of book copies into the warehouse, please see this downloadable guide.

Our proposal form provides us with the information necessary to make an initial appraisal of your publication project. If we decide that it is a possibility for Tamesis, we will contact you to request further material for peer review. If the complete manuscript is not available, at least two sample chapters and a detailed breakdown of the rest of the book will be required.

As a matter of policy, we do not consider proposals under review by other publishers.

You can send the proposal form by post or via email to:

Megan Milan
Commissioning Editor
Boydell & Brewer
Bridge Farm Business Park
Top Street
Suffolk IP12 3DF, UK
t +44 (0)1394 610 609
f +44 (0)1394 610 316
[email protected]