Plural Publishing produces leading academic, scientific and clinical publications in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, and otolaryngology.

Submitting a Proposal

Plural Publishing welcomes book proposals on topics related to speech-language pathology, audiology, otolaryngology, and related fields. Please see below for more detailed information on our publishing program and instructions on how to submit your proposal. We look forward to hearing from you!


Plural seeks to publish high-quality content in various formats, including but not limited to:

  • Textbooks (undergraduate and graduate for both academic and medical programs)
  • Workbooks
  • Handbooks
  • Reference Books
  • Multimedia, including web-based products, apps, videos, DVDs, and CDs

Subject Areas

Plural's publishing program focuses on the following subject areas:

Communication Sciences & Disorders

  • Audiology, including:
    • Acoustic, Electroacoustic, & Instrumentation
    • Anatomy & Physiology of Auditory and Vestibular Systems
    • Audiological Treatment & Counseling
    • Auditory Electrophysiology
    • Auditory Embryology & Genetics
    • Auditory Evoked Potentials
    • Auditory Neuroscience
    • Aural Rehabilitation
    • Bioacoustic & Psychoacoustics
    • Cochlear Implants
    • Educational Audiology
    • Hearing Aid Amplification
    • Hearing Assessment
    • Hearing Conservation & Noise
    • Hearing Disorders
    • Hearing Science
    • Medical Diagnostic Audiology
    • Pediatric Audiology
    • Vestibular Disorders & Assessment
  • Speech-Language Pathology, including:
    • Administration and Supervision
    • Aging
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Articulation and Phonological Disorders
    • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Clinical Practicum Resources
    • Common Core State Standards and the SLP
    • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations
    • Dysphagia/Swallowing Disorders
    • Ethics
    • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Genetics and Syndromes
    • Language Disorders
    • Listening and Spoken Language
    • Neurogenic Communication Disorders
    • New and Innovative Technologies
    • Oncology
    • Pediatrics
    • Professional Issues
    • Response to Intervention
    • School-based Issues and Services
    • Speech Disorders
    • Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders
    • Stuttering and other Fluency Disorders
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Voice and Voice Disorders
  • Language Development and Literacy
  • Voice and Swallowing
  • Singing and Vocal Pedagogy


  • Otolaryngology / ENT, including:
    • Allergy
    • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Laryngology
    • Otology and Neuro-otology
    • Pediatric Otolaryngology
    • Rhinology
    • Sleep Medicine
  • Additionally, we welcome submissions from the medical specialties listed below if they focus on topics related to the communication sciences and Otolaryngology/ENT:
    • Gastroenterology
    • Genetics
    • Neuroscience/Neurology
    • Oncology
    • Pediatrics

Proposal Submissions

If you would like us to consider your manuscript or book idea, please download our Editorial and Marketing Questionaire (EMQ) in MS Word. Please be sure to complete all fields as comprehensively as possible. When you have completed the EMQ, please send it via email to:

In addition to your proposal, other items you may wish to submit, or that we may request later, include:

  • A draft manuscript of the proposed book (if available) OR at least two sample chapters (which may include the introduction and/or conclusion), giving us an idea of the themes, style, and content; and
  • A one-page curriculum vitae for each named author/editor and (where appropriate) half-page biographical notes on each contributor to volumes of collected papers.

Please note that even if you send us a full manuscript or a substantial proportion of the work, we still need you to submit a proposal in accordance with these guidelines.

What to Expect After You Submit Your Proposal

Your proposal will be evaluated by our acquisitions editor and editorial board to assess the content, quality, and potential market demand of the proposed book. If the proposal is accepted, your acquisitions editor will contact you with a contract outlining the terms and conditions of publication as well as an agreed-upon manuscript length and submission deadline. Our editorial team prides itself on maintaining close contact with our authors through their manuscript process and is on hand to help with any questions and to provide assistance.

Once the manuscript has been written and delivered according to the agreed conditions, it is passed to our production team, who supervise the copy editing and production process. Plural places great emphasis on bringing books rapidly to market, and this should not take more than 6-8 months. We will then publish, market, and sell the book.