Frequently Asked Questions


How can I contact Island Press?


For questions about Island Press books, events, or programs, contact our editorial office in Washington, D.C. For distribution questions, contact the University of Chicago Distribution Center.


Visit our staff page to contact a staff member in a specific department. 



How do I submit a manuscript proposal?


If you’d like to submit a manuscript proposal, please visit our Publish with Us page for more information and instructions.



How can I request a desk or exam copy of a book?


If you are an educator considering an Island Press book for a course, you may request an exam copy here; if you have already adopted an Island Press book for use in a course, request a desk copy here.



How do I request a review copy of a book?


If you are a member of the media and would like to review an Island Press book, please contact for a physical or digital review copy.



Where can I find information about job or internship opportunities at Island Press?


When job or internship opportunities become available, you will find them listed here.