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For all general correspondence:

Potomac Books
22841 Quicksilver Drive
Dulles, VA 20166
TEL: 703-661-1548
FAX: 703-661-1547

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Proposal Submission Requirements:

Before sending a submission, please check to make sure your project matches the subjects on which we publish. We do not publish fiction. We prefer to receive a query letter or a formal proposal before seeing the entire manuscript. No manuscripts will be considered without an accompanying proposal.

A query should provide a one-to-two-page synopsis of the project and the author's credentials. A formal proposal should consist of the following items:

  • A one-to-two-page synopsis
  • A table of contents or a rough outline of the manuscript's structure
  • One or two sample chapters
  • Reviews of any previous books
  • A biographical sketch or vita
  • Thoughts on the target audience
  • Comparisons with any similar books

Proposals are accepted only via email. Please attach your materials using Microsoft Word, 1997-2003 compatible. Do not use PDFs for your manuscript, proposal, or vita. PDFs are acceptable only for previously published writing samples such as journal articles. Please ensure that there are no embedded photos in your MS Word manuscript, sample chapters, or proposal. Any photos or illustrations should be sent as separate attachments. Thank you!

To submit a proposal, please contact the appropriate subject editor:
Kristen Elias Rowley

  • Military History
Alicia Christensen
  • Intelligence
  • Military Affairs
  • Current Affairs

Please email all other queries to the editorial inbox:

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Ordering Information

Individual Orders

Potomac Books titles are available at your local bookstore, through online merchants, or through our online store. You will find full book descriptions and bibliographic information on our site. Potomac Books accepts American Express©, MasterCard©, and Visa© for payments from individuals who wish to use our secure shopping cart. Dates of publication, prices, and manufacturing specifications are subject to change without notice.

Written orders and payments should be sent to:
Potomac Books
P.O. Box 960
Herndon, Virginia 20172-0605
Tel: 800-775-2518
Fax: 703-661-1501

Make checks payable to: Potomac Books

Bulk Orders

Potomac Books titles are available at quantity discounts with bulk purchase for educational, business, organizational, or sales promotion use. For information, please contact Sam Dorrance at

U.S. Trade Orders:

Send written retail orders and payments to:
Potomac Books
P.O. Box 605
Herndon, Virginia 20172-0605
Tel: 800-775-2518
Fax: 703-661-1501

Make checks payable to: Potomac Books

Wholesalers, catalogers, gift and non-bookstore trade customers, contact Sam Dorrance at for discounts. Shipping will be billed actual UPS or Book Rate postage.

Returns should be sent with invoice information to:
Potomac Books
22883 Quicksilver Drive
Dulles, Virginia 20166

U.S. Sales Representatives:

Mid-Atlantic, New York, and New England

Chesapeake & Hudson, Inc
115 West Potomac Street
Brunswick, MD 21716
Contact: Mr Ted Wedell, Mr Bill Hoar
T: 800-231 â€" 4469


Trim Associates
2404 Payne Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Contact: Gary Trim
Tel: 773 871 1249


Southeastern Book Travelers,LLC
1920 Valleydale Road
Suite 220
Birmingham, AL 35224
Contact: Mr Chip Mercer
Tel: 205 682 8570


McLemore/Hollern Associates, Inc.
3538 Maple Park Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339
Contact: Mr Sal McLemore, Mr Larry Hollern
Tel: 281 360 â€" 5204

West and Northwest

Collins, Terry Associates
247 Fourth Street
Loft 402
Berkeley, CA 94607
Contact: Mr Ted Terry, Mr David Terry
Tel: 510 â€" 813 â€" 9854

International Orders:

United Kingdom and Europe

Casemate UK Ltd
10 Hythe Bridge Street
Oxford OX1 2EW
Contact: Mr Mark Wray
Tel: 44 (0) 1865241249


Login Canada
300 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3T2
Contact: Mr Mark Champlain
Tel: 204 831 3590

Australia and New Zealand

58 Beaumont Road
Mount Kuring-Gai
New South Wales 2080
Contact: Mr Michael Coffey
Tel: 612 9457 0011

Desk Copies & Examination Requests

Potomac Books is pleased to send gratis examination copies of its books to qualified instructors of appropriate courses. All requests are subject to approval. There is a limit of three titles per request.

Please submit your request on your departmental or institutional letterhead with the following information:

  • Book title
  • ISBN
  • Name of course
  • Projected enrollment
  • Start date

Also include your:

  • Departmental/institutional email address
  • Office and/or home telephone number

Please notify us if you plan to use one or more of our titles in your course. We welcome your comments regarding the suitability of the title you have requested for possible adoption.

Direct examination copy requests, notification of adoption, and comments to:
Sam Dorrance
Potomac Books
22841 Quicksilver Drive
Dulles, VA 20166
Fax: 703-661-1547

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Rights and Permissions

All permission requests to reproduce images and text from Potomac Books publications must be submitted via mail/fax/e-mail; specifying the book title, author, pages to be reproduced and for what purpose. Please include a retail cost of reproduced materials if applicable.

All inquiries pertaining to subsidiary rights and co-edition sales for Potomac Books titles must be submitted via mail/fax/e-mail specifying the book title, author, language of interest (if applicable) estimated first print run, and estimated retail price.

Sam Dorrance, Marketing and Sales Director
Tel: 703-661-1548

Contacting an Author:
Please use the authors' Web sites for correspondence directly with them or send your mail to:
Author's Name
c/o Potomac Books
22841 Quicksilver Drive
Dulles, VA 20166

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