Publishing an Edited Collection: The Process Explained

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Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association Conference November 4-7, 2010
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This is a roundtable session that aims to explain the process of proposing, collecting, publishing, editing, and marketing an edited collection of essays, particularly as a book. There will also be a discussion about the value of edited collections when applying for tenure. Roundtable participants will share their recent publishing experiences (in the form of a 5-6 minute presentation), after which there will be time for an informal discussion between conference attendees and panelists.

Presenters will be from a range of fields who have published their edited collection within the past four years. Proposals can discuss one aspect of the edited collection process, they can provide a short description of the entire process (possibly a timeline etc), they can provide a range of advice about the process, or they can discuss another aspect of the process not outlined above.

Please send one page proposals, a short cv, and publication information about you edited collection to Belinda Wheeler by June 1, 2010.