Rock Music Icons

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
For the Record

Well-developed essays on major rock music artists are sought for publication in the For the Record book series. These essays should extend beyond biography into some aspects of the artist's creative work. Of particular interest are essays on rock performers who have made an impact since 1980 and essays that discuss the artist's music, iconic status, and cultural significance. Of course, essays on Elton John, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and other major figures who made their mark before 1980 are also welcome. 

Proposals of about 200-300 words may be sent from July through September 30, 2021 and should indicate the direction of your essay. Essay proposals and inquiries may be sent to Dr. Robert Mc Parland at or

Complete essays of 5,000-6,500 words will be due by the end of 2021.