CFP: [Gender Studies] Queers in American Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Jim Elledge
contact email: 

I’m writing to invite you to submit one or more essays to a three-volume series that I’m editing
called QUEERS IN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE. Praeger will publish the book in 2009-10.

Content breakdown: The volumes’ content will be divided into broad topics:
Volume I. Film, TV, Radio, and the Internet
Volume II. Music, Theater, Popular Art, Fashion, and Popular Literature
Volume III. Sports, Leisure, and Lifestyle

Essay length: I expect to publish approximately 15 essays per volume, with each essay running
around 7,000 to 7,600 words (28 to 30 manuscript pages) in length. HOWEVER, I’m very
interested in seeing shorter or longer essays of exceptional quality, so don’t let the length of
your work deter you from submitting.

Previously published essays: Although I’m committed to including previously unpublished essays,
I may use a very small amount of previously published work. In such cases, the author will be
responsible for obtaining reprint permissions and for paying any reprint fee.

Audience: The three-volume set will be mainly marketed to libraries. Please keep technical
language to a minimum.

Honorarium: Authors will receive 1 copy of the book.

Apr. 1: Send a briefâ€"200- to 300-wordâ€"description or informal abstract of your project to You may send it in the body of an email. Please use “Decripiton of Essay
for QAPC” in the subject box. If you have something already published, feel free send that
instead as a separate word document or a PDF.

May 31: I’ll have contacted potential contributors about their descriptions/abstracts or their

Aug. 31: All essays are due by this date.

Oct. 31: I’ll send acceptances to contributors. Acceptances may include suggestions for brief

Nov. 1: I’ll send the ms. to the publisher.

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