CFP: [Gender Studies] Queers in American Popular Culture
Iâ€™m writing to invite you to submit one or more essays to a three-volume series that Iâ€™m editing
called QUEERS IN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE. Praeger will publish the book in 2009-10.
Content breakdown: The volumesâ€™ 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, Iâ€™m very
interested in seeing shorter or longer essays of exceptional quality, so donâ€™t let the length of
your work deter you from submitting.
Previously published essays: Although Iâ€™m committed to including previously unpublished essays,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
jelledg1_at_kennesaw.edu. You may send it in the body of an email. Please use â€œDecripiton of Essay
for QAPCâ€ 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: Iâ€™ll have contacted potential contributors about their descriptions/abstracts or their
Aug. 31: All essays are due by this date.
Oct. 31: Iâ€™ll send acceptances to contributors. Acceptances may include suggestions for brief
Nov. 1: Iâ€™ll send the ms. to the publisher.
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