CFP: American Music - 2014 Volume Year

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American Music (1983–) invites submissions for the 2014 volume year. Authors are encouraged to visit the journal website at: for further information.

American Music is the first journal that was devoted exclusively to American music and the wide-ranging scope implied by its title. Articles cover a rich array of composers, performers, publishers, institutions, performing traditions, and events. Recent essay topics have included: disability in Carlisle Floyd's Of Mice and Men; hip hop sampling of jazz; harpsichord kits; music in the Appalachian mountaintop removal mining debate; Mychael Danna's score for The Sweet Hereafter; funeral music in the South; David Tudor and the bandoneon; and music in staging's of Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire. The journal also includes reviews of books, recordings, films, websites, and concerts.

Since its inception, American Music has been published by the University of Illinois Press, which was established in 1918 as a not-for-profit scholarly publisher at the University and is one of the founding members of the Association of American University Presses in 1937. UIP is ranked as one of the country's larger and more distinguished university presses and publishes works of high quality for scholars, students, and the citizens of the state and beyond.

Submission guidelines

We invite you to submit your manuscript via our new electronic manuscript submission system. This secure, personalized resource will allow you to track your manuscript through each step of the acceptance and the review process. To begin, click here to set up your personal account and upload your submission. Your material will be reviewed as soon as possible. Thank you for considering American Music.

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Submitted articles should be approximately 25 to 40 pages, double spaced.

The author's full name, mailing address, and e-mail address should appear only in the cover letter, as submissions are reviewed anonymously. Please ensure that your identity does not appear in running heads, references, or notes. Page numbers should appear at the top right of all pages after page 1. All parts of the article, including endnotes, quotations, song texts, bibliographies and discographies, appendices, and captions for illustrations, must be double spaced. Music examples, figures, tables, and illustrations must be numbered and presented on separate pages, with the desired location clearly indicated in the main text. Submissions not conforming to these instructions may be returned to the author for correction prior to consideration. American Music follows the guidelines in the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. For questions and additional information, please email

Books, recordings, and multimedia items (video, DVDs, etc.) for review should be addressed to the University of Illinois Press, 1325 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820-6903.

American Music is available online to subscribers through JSTOR Current Scholarship Program at