[Air-L] publisher, svp

Barry Wellman wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Mon Dec 24 13:38:40 PST 2007


Twice in the past few days, enterprising editors have put out requests
for proposed chapter submissions to books they hope to enter.

In neither case, did they say who their publisher would be: contracted,
probable, or intended.

Yet many scholars want to know this information before they submit
possible chapters. While we all want to be published, we all want to be
read, and we all want to be under the covers with kindred folks.

This means that as a courtesy to hardworking authors, aspiring editors
should name their publishers, or if they don't have a firm one in mind, at
least mention whom they intend to approach.

 Barry Wellman
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