Closson Press

So you want to be published?

Closson Press is always seeking previously unpublished records and research aids for Pennsylvania and neighboring states, European records, or general research material.  If you have genealogical or historical information and  are considering a project of this nature, please mail (or e-mail) a description of your material and a sample page or two of the format for evaluation and/or consideration. 

The importance of seeing your material early in the process cannot be over emphasized. We will print, market, distribute and pay you a royalty in exchange for rights to publish your material.

MANUSCRIPTS MUST BE CAMERA-READY. (We can recommend typists to prepare your manuscript material if you are unable or do not wish to prepare it yourself.)

We do not publish family genealogies, but we DO print and help advertise the books we print for you on this web site FREE of charge. Books printed for you are set apart by a window on your product page: PRINTING FOR YOU....BY YOU. Order information is provided so that all orders will go directly to you.  A brief insert describing your book will also be included in our annual supplement which is distributed by direct mail to over 10,000 libraries, societies and genealogists in the year you have your book printed.

Getting more genealogy to more people is our goal. If this is your goal, we will do all we can to help you bring your project to completion.

WRITE: Closson Press, 257 Delilah St, Apollo, PA 15613-1933

CALL: 724-337-4482

FAX: 724-337-9484 OR



Whether your manuscript is complete or in embryo, feel free to send us a brief synopsis of your proposed book. If it meets our criteria, we will ask you to send a copy of the manuscript or a summary of what you plan to include in the book to the address above with the following information:

Your name (author) as it appears on your social security card
Your Social Security Number (needed to meet MISC-1099 requirements)
Your current mailing address
The name and address of the person or organization you would want to receive royalties should something happen to you

A contract (agreement) will then be sent relative to your proposed book outlining what you can expect from Closson Press and what Closson Press expects from you.