UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Queers in American Popular Culture
Iâ€™m writing to invite your members 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.
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Previously published essays: Although Iâ€™m committed to including previously unpublished essays,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.
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE: (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€œDescription of Essay for QAPCâ€ in the subject box.
Or (2) if you have an essay already on hand, feel free send that instead as a separate word
document or a PDF.
Mar. 31, 2009: Iâ€™ll have contacted potential contributors about their descriptions/abstracts or
Aug. 31, 2009: All essays are due by this date.
Oct. 31, 2009: Iâ€™ll send acceptances to contributors. Acceptances may include suggestions for
Nov. 1, 2009: Iâ€™ll send the ms. to the publisher.
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