Texts and Translations book series
The MHRA Critical Texts series aims to provide affordable critical editions of lesser-known literary texts that are out of copyright and are not currently in print (or are difficult to obtain). The texts are taken from the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Titles are selected by members of the distinguished Editorial Board and edited by leading academics. The aim is to produce scholarly editions rather than teaching texts, but the potential for crossover to undergraduate reading lists is recognized.
Proposals. Proposals are invited from prospective authors who should submit a completed Book Proposal Form. Books should be in the range of 30,000 to 50,000 words.
Review copies. Journals wishing to review books in this series should please contact email@example.com to request copies.
Distribution. Titles are available for direct ordering worldwide online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, et al., and through the usual trade channels (including Bertrams, Ingram, Baker & Taylor).
Subvention. Authors in this series are not required to raise any subsidy or subvention, but are responsible in the usual way if any rights fees arise from illustrations or other copyright material included.
History. Critical Texts began publishing in 2005. While editions had occasionally appeared in the Texts and Dissertations as far back as 1970, Critical Texts marked a resurgence in MHRA's commitment to making texts available. The series was made possible by an innovative venture into digital on-demand printing, and became a prototype for MHRA's other series to follow.