[UPDATE] ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE
The Encyclopedia of American Environmental Literature (forthcoming from Facts on File in 2010), is seeking contributors for entries on a wide variety of authors and works, including a host of America's most important authors, and works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Details, including a list of available entries as well as samples and guidelines, can be found at
Contributors to the encyclopedia will receive a byline in the finished book, identifying them as the author of their entry, and in certain cases authors contributing multiple entries will receive a complimentary copy of the encyclopedia upon its publication. Contributors will also enjoy the distinction, given Facts on File's dominance in its target market (undergraduate and upper high-school students), of providing many students in North America with their first introduction to the respective work or author.
Given the encyclopedia's target audience and introductory character, specialist knowledge is not required, just a firm grasp of the issues involved in a respective entry and the ability (and will) to write lucid prose.
Deadlines for entries fall between now and the spring of 2010.
If you would like to contribute to the encyclopedia, please reply to envirolit_at_gmail.com, indicating the specific entry or entries you are interested in, as well as where you are teaching/studying, and if a student, what and at what level you are studying. Please include also a CV highlighting any writing experience.