We are pleased to announce the Encyclopedia of North American Sport, edited by Steven A. Riess, Melvin L. Adelman, and Patricia Vertinsky which will be published by M.E. Sharpe.
The encyclopedia will include articles on every aspect of North American sport: history, politics, economics, culture, and sociology. There will be entries on individuals, places, ideas, events, institutions, and general themes. Articles will vary in length from 1,000-5,000 words for entries on specific topics (depending on significance) and 5,000 words for historical essays. North American Sport will also include a number of ancillary features, including glossary and bibliography.
We are looking for possible contributors. Entries should be written with an undergraduate reader in mind (about the level of a college survey text). Articles should be readable, well-organized, rich in factual specificity, balanced, and cover their topics as thoroughly as possible within word count parameters. Finally, the emphasis should be on history, not historiography.
If you are interested in participating in this exciting project, send a CV and brief writing sample plus a list of the article(s) you would like to write. For a list of entries, see below. Note: All articles crossed out are already assigned. We have invited contributors for some of the other topics, and they are still pending.
NOTE: PLEASE CONTACT JAMIE RIESS, EDITORAL ASSISTANT (firstname.lastname@example.org) FOR THE FULL LIST OF AVAILABLE ENTRIES.
COMPENSATION AND DEADLINES
COMPENSATION FOR CONTRIBUTING TO NORTH AMERICAN SPORT:
1000 word articles: $15
1500 word articles: $20
2500 word articles: $35
4000 word articles: $50
5000 word articles: $60
For assignments of 4,000 words, you may substitute a copy of the encyclopedia in lieu of the honorarium. Please check off the appropriate box on the contract we will send you. For assignments over 4,000 words, you may substitute a book for the first 4,000 words and receive $7.50 for every 500 words thereafter. Again, please check appropriate box on the contract.
DEADLINE FOR ARTICLES:
Assignments of 1,000 words: three months from receiving contract
Assignments of more than 1,000, but less than 4,000: four months from receiving contract.
Assignments of more than 4,000 words: six months from receiving contract.
This is flexible.
PLEASE DIRECT ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO JAMIE RIESS, EDITORAL ASSISTANT AT:
email@example.com (indicate Sports Encyclopedia in subject heading).
We will then go over the material submitted and, once approved, send you a contract, guidelines, sample article, writing tips, and formatting and submission instructions.
Once again, thank you for your interest in the Encyclopedia of North American Sport
Jamie Riess, Editorial Assistant
Encyclopedia of North American Sport