Prufrock Academic Press

Thank you for visiting this page. Prufrock Academic Press is a new venture publishing academic, peer-reviewed books and materials that support scholarship and research-based practice related to the education of gifted and talented children.

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Areas of Focus

  • gifted and talented education,
  • twice-exceptional learners, and
  • other special needs learners.


The academic press is committed to publishing...

  • works that contribute to and expand the body of knowledge in the field of gifted education, including new instructional practices and programming based on new or existing models;
  • original and applied research with practical relevance;
  • works that explore the conceptual foundations of the field;
  • historical perspectives and/or policy and policy implication analyses; and
  • works that examine new areas of knowledge or academic study.

Prospectus Guidelines

Please download the Prufrock Academic Press Prospectus Guidelines here. [ PDF ]

We accept book prospectuses through Submittable, an online submission service. We look forward to reading your work.

Editorial Leadership

The press is headed by founding academic editors, Dr. Tracy L. Cross and Dr. Paula Olszewski-Kubilius.

Tracy L. CrossTracy L. Cross holds an endowed chair, Jody and Layton Smith Professor of Psychology and Gifted Education, and is the Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education at William and Mary. Previously he served Ball State University as the George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Gifted Studies, the founder and Executive Director of both the Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development and the Institute for Research on the Psychology of Gifted Students. He has published more than 150 articles, book chapters, and columns; made more than 200 presentations at conferences; and published four books. He has previously edited four journals in the field of gifted studies (Gifted Child Quarterly, Roeper Review, Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, Research Briefs) and is the current editor of the Journal for the Education of the Gifted. He received the Distinguished Service Award from The Association for the Gifted (TAG) and the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the Early Leader and Early Scholar Awards from NAGC, and in 2009 was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the MENSA Education and Research Foundation. In 2004, he was named the Outstanding Researcher for Ball State University. In addition to an active scholarly agenda, for 9 years Dr. Cross served as the Executive Director of the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities, a residential high school for intellectually gifted adolescents. He has served as director of two state gifted associations (Wyoming Association for Gifted Education and Indiana Association for the Gifted). He also served as president of TAG and on the Board and Executive Committee of NAGC and is currently the NAGC president-elect.

Paula OlszewskiPaula Olszewski-Kubilius is currently the director of the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University. She has more than 24 years of experience designing and conducting educational programs for learners of all ages, including summer programs, weekend programs, distance learning programs, programs for underrepresented gifted students, as well as workshops for parents and teachers. She is active and has had leadership positions in national- and state-level advocacy organizations for gifted children. She was the recipient of the Early Scholar Award from the National Association of Gifted Children in 1987 and was selected as the Esther Katz Rosen lecturer in 1997 by the American Psychological Foundation. She has conducted research and published more than 80 articles and book chapters on issues of talent development, particularly the effects of accelerated educational programs and the needs of special populations of gifted children. She recently served as the editor of Gifted Child Quarterly and formerly was a coeditor of the Journal of Secondary Gifted Education. She has served on the editorial advisory board of the Journal for the Education of the Gifted, and Gifted Child International, and was a consulting editor for Roeper Review. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and currently is a member of the boards of the National Association for Gifted Children and the Illinois Association for Gifted Children.