Sonic Crossings Series

University of North Texas Press is proud to announce its new book series, Sonic Crossings, which will be edited by ethnomusicologist Cathy Ragland. The series is accepting proposals for projects that explore theoretical approaches, methodologies, and dialogues in the study of sound knowledge, mediation, music making, and listening that cross academic and creative arts disciplines as well as geographical and experiential borders. The series recognizes current advances in emerging transnational and global trends, cultural perceptions, and technologies of sound and sound production and their effects on how we create, listen to, and experience music in modern society. Projects focusing on music/sound cultures in Texas, the American Southwest, and the U.S./Mexico border are also encouraged.

For inquiries, contact Series Editor Cathy Ragland at

To submit a proposal, send submission materials to UNT Press Managing Editor Karen DeVinney at

Submission Materials:
Authors should include the following materials in order to submit a proposal:

  1. Query letter listing the author’s qualifications, as well as the project proposal
  2. Annotated table of contents
  3. Project’s expected audience, projected market success, and timeline of completion