The Grand Canyon Association is pleased to receive proposals for new books and other publications that relate to Grand Canyon National Park and the North Kaibab District of the Kaibab National Forest, the various resource-related themes that interpret the canyon to visitors, and the geophysical province called the Colorado Plateau, of which the canyon is a part. Specifically, we welcome nonfiction proposals for adults and nonfiction and fiction proposals for children on Grand Canyon natural history, geology, wildlife, prehistory, American Indian history and culture, pioneer history, hiking and more. Many of our publications feature high-quality photography, cartography, charts and illustrations.
If you would like to submit a proposal for consideration, please provide the following:
- A synopsis (one page or less) of your concept, including the scope of the story and proposed length of manuscript
- If fiction, the full manuscript
- Examples of your best published writing, especially anything related to the Grand Canyon, the Southwest in general or national parks
- A statement of the need that this publication will serve, including how this publication might differ from similar publications already in the marketplace
- A description of your intended audience
- A resume or description of your qualifications as an author of, or contributor to, this publication
- Sample photography or artwork, if applicable
Please send your proposal to
Grand Canyon Association
Lillian “Lulu” Santamaria
1824 S. Thompson St., Suite 205
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Proposals are considered by GCA staff and National Park Service representatives for appropriateness to GCA’s mission, the degree to which they might help in meeting interpretive needs, qualifications of contributors and financial feasibility. Vetted proposals are submitted to the GCA board of directors for their approval. This process takes place once each year in the fall in preparation for committing personnel and financial resources for the coming year.
Any proposals received by July 15 will be considered for review and possible initiation in the following calendar year.
- All Merchandise considered for sales in Grand Canyon Association Stores must meet the themes and criteria listed below.
- To submit merchandise for review ship via USP or FedEx to: Grand Canyon Association Product Review GCA 2B Albright Ave, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 or send by US Mail to: Grand Canyon Association Product Review PO Box 399, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023.
- Please include contact information, the minimum quantity for ordering, cost and suggested retail price.
- Items will not be returned unless they include a pre-paid self-addressed envelope or pre-paid shipping materials and labels.
- Merchandise is reviewed by Grand Canyon Association and submitted to the Grand Canyon National Parks Service for approval.
- No items will be sold which contribute to the damage or inappropriate degradation of park resources.
- You will be notified by email or letter on the status of you submission.
- Depending on the volume of submissions the process can take up to 6 months or longer.
Grand Canyon Association Product Review Themes and Criteria
Products will offer visitors an opportunity to become inspired by the resource through such items as artwork, personal writings, journals, and to allow visitors to consider a divergent world-view of canyon-related topics.
Products will offer information on the various scientific versions of canyon formation, as well as the geology of the Grand Canyon and the surrounding Colorado Plateau.
Products will offer information on the ancient human history of the Grand Canyon region.
Products will offer information on the biology of the Grand Canyon region, including the effects of geography on plants and animals.
Conservation and Stewardship/Preservation
Products will include information on conservation issues, including air quality, fire ecology, adaptive river management, and both the natural and cultural world heritage designation that Grand Canyon has received.
Native American Cultures
Products will offer information on a variety of Native Americans, both past and present that are represented in and around Grand Canyon.
Products will present information related to the rich cultural history of the exploration, exploitation, development and preservation of the lands in and around Grand Canyon.
Secondary Interpretive Themes
National Park System
Products will include items related to the National Park Service in general and other National Park Service sites.
Products will include items related to Colorado Plateau and other regional parks.