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 SUNY Press's Excelsior Editions highlight the rich cultural and historical heritage of New York. We are interested in projects that focus on the history, art, culture, society, and environment of New York and its surrounding states that are written to entertain and educate the general reader. We publish original and reprinted works of nonfiction (including memoir), fiction, and poetry.

We welcome submissions in the following areas:

  • Architecture: historic preservation, "lost" buildings
  • Arts and culture: dance, film, music, visual art
  • Biographies, writ large: notable New Yorkers in all fields
  • City and county histories
  • Communities: Works showcasing the rich cultural and ethnic diversity in New York State
  • Food and dining
  • Guide books: Help us see NYS in a new or interesting way! City/town guides; recreational guides: walks/hikes, fishing, driving tours, etc.; thematic guides: literary NY, architectural guides to specific cities, etc.; wildlife guides: specific to regions, specific to species, etc.
  • Memoirs and Oral histories
  • Myths, folklife, and folklore: haunted NY, anyone?
  • Political/cultural movements: crime, labor, political parties
  • Sports and sports history
  • Transportation History: cars, motorcycles, trains
  • Women's History

Best-selling and Forthcoming Titles

A New Series: New York Classics

New York Classics focuses on reprints of books in the public domain with an appropriate introduction that situates the work in its historical/cultural context. Forthcoming titles include:

  • In the Catskills and My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  • History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York by Jay Gould
  • Outdoors at Idlewild: The Building of a Home on the Banks of the Hudson by N. P. Willis