Contact Us

For all general correspondence:

Potomac Books
22841 Quicksilver Drive
Dulles, VA 20166
TEL: 703-661-1548
FAX: 703-661-1547

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Proposal Submission Requirements:

Before sending a submission, please check to make sure your project matches the subjects on which we publish. We do not publish fiction. We prefer to receive a query letter or a formal proposal before seeing the entire manuscript. No manuscripts will be considered without an accompanying proposal.

A query should provide a one-to-two-page synopsis of the project and the author's credentials. A formal proposal should consist of the following items:

  • A one-to-two-page synopsis
  • A table of contents or a rough outline of the manuscript's structure
  • One or two sample chapters
  • Reviews of any previous books
  • A biographical sketch or vita
  • Thoughts on the target audience
  • Comparisons with any similar books

Proposals are accepted only via email. Please attach your materials using Microsoft Word, 1997-2003 compatible. Do not use PDFs for your manuscript, proposal, or vita. PDFs are acceptable only for previously published writing samples such as journal articles. Please ensure that there are no embedded photos in your MS Word manuscript, sample chapters, or proposal. Any photos or illustrations should be sent as separate attachments. Thank you!

To submit a proposal, please contact the appropriate subject editor:
Kristen Elias Rowley

  • Military History
Alicia Christensen
  • Intelligence
  • Military Affairs
  • Current Affairs

Please email all other queries to the editorial inbox:

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Ordering Information

Individual Orders

Potomac Books titles are available at your local bookstore, through online merchants, or through our online store. You will find full book descriptions and bibliographic information on our site. Dates of publication, prices, and manufacturing specifications are subject to change without notice.

Written orders and payments should be sent to:
Potomac Books
c/o Longleaf Services, Inc.
116 S. Boundary St.
Chapel Hill NC 27514-3808
Tel: 800-848-6224
Fax: 800-272-6817

Make checks payable to: Longleaf Services

Bulk Orders

Potomac Books titles are available at quantity discounts with bulk purchase for educational, business, organizational, or sales promotion use. For information, please contact Sam Dorrance at

U.S. Trade Orders:

Send written retail orders and payments to:
Potomac Books
c/o Longleaf Services, Inc.
116 S. Boundary St.
Chapel Hill NC 27514-3808
Tel: 800-848-6224
Fax: 800-272-6817

Make checks payable to: Longleaf Services

Wholesalers, catalogers, gift and non-bookstore trade customers, contact Sam Dorrance at for discounts. Shipping will be billed actual UPS or Book Rate postage.

Returns should be sent with invoice information to:
Longleaf Services-Returns
c/o Ingram Publisher Services
1210 Ingram Dr.
Chambersburg PA 17202

Domestic Sales Representation

Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, WI, Pittsburgh & Western PA, SD except Rapid City area)

Trim Associates
Gary Trim, Steven Trim
2404 Payne Street
Evanston IL 60201
phone: 773-871-1249
fax: 888-334-6986

Martin Granfield
9433 73rd Street
Kenosha WI 53142-7678
phone & fax: 262-942-1153

Carole Timkovich
10727 S California Avenue
Chicago IL 60655
phone & fax: 773-239-4295

New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) & Mid-Atlantic (NY, NJ, Eastern PA, DE, MD, DC)

UMG Publishers Representatives
David K. Brown
675 Hudson Street, #4N
New York NY 10014
phone: 212-924-2520
fax: 212-924-2505

Jay Bruff
1404 S 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
phone & fax: 215-389-0995

South (AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, VA, WV, TN)

Southeastern Book Travelers,LLC
1920 Valleydale Road, Ste. 220
Birmingham AL 35244
phone: 205-682-8570
fax: 770-804-2013


Wilcher Associates

Northern California
Bob Rosenberg
2318 32nd Avenue
San Francisco CA 94116
phone & fax: 888-491-1248

George Carroll
4616 25th Ave NE
PMB 597
Seattle WA 98105
phone: 425-922-1045
fax: 425-671-0362

AZ, NV, Southern California
Tom McCorkell
26652 Merienda, #7
Laguna Hills CA 92656
phone: 949-362-0597
fax: 949-643-2330

Jim Sena
2838 Shadowglen Drive
Colorado Springs CO 80918
phone: 719-210-5222 • fax: 719-434-9941

Bill McClung & Associates
Bill McClung & Terri McClung
For U.S. Postal Service only
20540 State Hwy 46W, Ste. 115
Spring Branch TX 78070
phone: 214-505-1501 • fax: 888-311-8932

International Sales Representation

Prices and terms of sale vary outside the U.S.


Codasat Canada
1153-56 Street
PO Box 19150---South Tsawwassen
Delta BC V4l 2P8
phone: 604-228-9952
Orders and Returns
c/o University of Toronto Distribution
phone: 1-800-565-9523
fax: 1-800-221-9985

UK & European Orders

Casemate UK Ltd
10 Hythe Bridge Street
Oxford OX1 2EW
phone: ++44 (0) 1865 241249
fax: ++44 (0) 1865 794449

Andrew Tarring, Sales Manager
phone: ++44 (0) 7932 477002

Australia and New Zealand

58 Beaumont Road
Mount Kuring-Gai
New South Wales 2080
phone: 612 9457 0011 • fax: 612 9457 0022

Desk Copies & Examination Requests

Potomac Books is pleased to send gratis examination copies of its books to qualified instructors of appropriate courses. All requests are subject to approval. There is a limit of three titles per request.

Please submit your request on your departmental or institutional letterhead with the following information:

  • Book title
  • ISBN
  • Name of course
  • Projected enrollment
  • Start date

Also include your:

  • Departmental/institutional email address
  • Office and/or home telephone number

Please notify us if you plan to use one or more of our titles in your course. We welcome your comments regarding the suitability of the title you have requested for possible adoption.

Direct examination copy requests, notification of adoption, and comments to:
Sam Dorrance
Potomac Books
22841 Quicksilver Drive
Dulles, VA 20166
Fax: 703-661-1547

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Rights and Permissions

All permission requests to reproduce images and text from Potomac Books publications must be submitted via mail/fax/e-mail; specifying the book title, author, pages to be reproduced and for what purpose. Please include a retail cost of reproduced materials if applicable.

All inquiries pertaining to subsidiary rights and co-edition sales for Potomac Books titles must be submitted via mail/fax/e-mail specifying the book title, author, language of interest (if applicable) estimated first print run, and estimated retail price.

Sam Dorrance, Marketing and Sales Director
Tel: 703-661-1548

Contacting an Author:
Please use the authors' Web sites for correspondence directly with them or send your mail to:
Author's Name
c/o Potomac Books
1111 Lincoln Mall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0630

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