Opportunities > Short-form book series on creative economy | call for proposals
30 Apr 2022

Short-form book series on creative economy | call for proposals

The publishing house Routledge are launching an innovative new series of short-form books providing a forum for the publication of topics that critically evaluate contemporary thinking and practice globally, and to offer both new and established scholars a supportive forum for the publication of their research.

The series aims to provoke new ways of thinking, reflecting the interplay of human creativity, ideas, intellectual property, knowledge and technology, and rethinking the relationship of creative economies and societies beyond the framework of traditional “creative industries”.

The series is open to emerging research and insights from different fields, reflecting that present times require us to be more inclusive and diverse. The goal is to inspire wider discussion, bridging the perceived gap between the “academics” and “professionals” in the field(s), and to introduce new and diverse voices from different parts of the world to critically discuss theories and practice in the global creative economy.


We welcome ideas on all aspects of the arts and cultural management, creative industries and the global creative economy. With a concise length of 20,000 - 40,000 words, and published in both hard cover and e-book formats, this format suits a wide range of research approaches and topics, including but not limited to:  

  • An in-depth case study of a specific sector or organization
  • An update of a research paper to reflect new findings or wider perspectives
  • Exploration of theoretical and/or practice innovations
  • Topical critiques of timely issues and debates impacting the field
  • Research-based guidance for practitioners interested in new ways of thinking
  • Focus on specific regional contexts and priorities


Routledge is the world’s leading publisher of social sciences and humanities books. Authors who join this new series will be part of a global distribution network that benefits from publishing expertise and capability across a range of areas. The short format offers both new and established authors a new route to publish their research. It provides an accessible outlet for disseminating new thinking about arts and cultural management, creative industries and the global creative economy to fellow scholars, researchers, MA and PhD students and enquiring practitioners. We aim to give you prompt feedback and a swift decision on your proposal - usually within 6 weeks. The format allows you to bring your book to fellow scholars quickly and effectively – we commit to publishing the book within 12 weeks of your manuscript being accepted.


Short-form titles sell globally into all our national and regional markets and are attractive to scholars, students, researchers, and practitioners, as well as those working in think tanks and policy circles. All titles will be available for individual or institutional purchase and will be published as an eBook (suitable for reading on your e-reader, laptop, mobile device, or tablet) as well as a simultaneous print-on-demand hardback edition.


Aleksandar Brkić is Lecturer at the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, and is the co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Arts Management (2019). He is also an active arts manager and producer, with more than two decades of experience in theatre, music and visual arts.

If you’re interested in developing a proposal for the Series, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Authors should initially submit a brief outline (1-200 words) for review by the Series Editor and Publisher, with an overview of the idea; why it is a good fit for the series; and how it is suitable for the short-form treatment.  

Please email your outline to the Commissioning Editor  Jacqueline.Curthoys[at]tandf.co.uk    
Deadline: 30 April 2022