How to Publish with ICSC Press

What We're Seeking

We have four opportunities available: full-length books; articles for our Big Questions in Creativity series; papers for the journal Business Creativity and the Creative Economy; and papers for the Journal of Genius and Eminence. You can find details about the first two options below. For information about submissions to the journals, please email journals (at) icscpress.com.

Call for Papers: Deadline January 15

Big Questions in Creativity 2017
A collection of first works in creativity research

Creativity research transcends the boundaries of disciplines, cultures, and professions. This annual book series, published by the International Center for Studies in Creativity Press, aims to give emerging scholars from a variety of fields a platform to ask and answer what they see as the most pertinent questions in the study of creativity. This fourth edition will again be edited by Mary Kay Culpepper and Cyndi Burnett.

Current graduate students in schools in the U.S. and abroad—and those who have graduated with a master’s or doctoral degree within the last three years—are invited to submit papers for inclusion in Big Questions in Creativity 2017. We seek manuscripts focused on (but not limited to) the creative process, person, product, and/or environment. Papers from an interdisciplinary perspective are encouraged, and questions may be addressed through various methodological and philosophical means.

In previous editions, topics for Big Questions in Creativity have included:

  • Approaches to teaching and training for creativity
  • Cross-cultural attitudes toward creativity
  • Generational considerations in the creative process
  • Examination of the creative environment
  • Psychological and sociological contexts in creativity
  • Using empathy in Creative Problem Solving tool
  • How playfulness affects adult learning
  • How nature nurtures creativity
  • Comparing creativity across cultures
  • Is design thinking the only approach we need

Full papers, written in English, should be 3,000-3,500 words long (exclusive of a 150-word abstract and complete references) and adhere to the guidelines of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The ten best papers submitted will be accepted for publication.

Submissions should be attached in a Word document to an email that includes a 200-word biography of the author. Send submissions to Dr. Cyndi Burnett at argonac@buffalostate.edu. The deadline is Monday, January 15, 2017.

This fifth volume of Big Questions in Creativity will be published in May 2017. If you have questions concerning your submission, contact Dr. Burnett at argonac@buffalostate.edu.



What We're Seeking: Books

We're looking for new and compelling works about creativity and Creative Problem Solving. Other than that small statement, we're open to hearing about your creative concept.

How to Submit: Completed Projects

ICSC Press wants to read your completed and polished manuscripts, which we could accept and publish post-haste. Important note: the two most crucial factors in our accepting (or not accepting) your manuscript are: great writing and thinking; and having appeal for some audience that we can identify.

  1. What is it? Provide a working title for the book.
  2. What is it about? Provide a brief description of the book and its purpose.
  3. Who is it for? Describe the book’s target market (no, it’s not “everyone”).
  4. What’s different? Describe any competing books and your book’s advantages or unique qualities.
  5. Who are you? Tell us everything you think we should know, especially your credentials, and why you are the right person to write this book.

Send the entire manuscript as an attachment, along with the above information, to editor (at) icscpress.com.

How to Submit: Concepts

While we can only commit to completed manuscripts, we would love to hear about your well-clarified projects that are either in development or about to be. This is especially important for things that are not books. If you follow the guidelines below, we should be able to tell you whether the completed work might be a good fit for ICSC Press.

  1. What is it? Provide a working title for the book, or tell us what the thing you’re proposing is.
  2. What is it about? Provide a brief description of the book (or thing) and its purpose.
  3. Who is it for? Describe the target market (no, still not “everyone”).
  4. What’s in it? For books, provide an annotated table of contents (a table of contents with a sentence or two describing each chapter). For other things, describe it as best you can.
  5. How long is it? For books, estimate the length of the chapters, or the length of the entire book, if possible. Note that ICSC Press will consider works that are shorter than traditional book length.
  6. What’s different? Describe any competing books/things and your product’s advantages or unique qualities.
  7. When will it be ready? If we said we liked it, when would you have it completed?
  8. Who are you? Tell us everything you think we should know, especially your credentials, and why you are the right person to do this.

Send at least two sample chapters, along with the above information, to editor (at) icscpress.com.

Questions? Clarifications?

If you'd like to talk to us before doing any of the above, email editor (at) icscpress.com or call 716-253-1871.