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CFP: Posts wanted for SSAWW’s American Women Writers Special Series for U.S. Studies Online

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CFP: Posts wanted for SSAWW’s American Women Writers Special Series for U.S. Studies Online

February 15, 2015


SSAWW to Guest Edit Blog Series on American Women Writers for U.S. Studies Online

SSAWW is extending the CFP deadline to February 15, 2015 for blog submissions that will contribute to U.S. Studies Online (USSO). It will involve the creation of 8-10 blog posts on American women writers of 700-1200 words each. Graduate students and early career researchers are encouraged to submit blogs.
About the Series:

SSAWW seeks posts that represent the field of American Women’s writing quite broadly. Our preference is to generate a series of more general than more specific blog posts (though perhaps not exclusively so), with the aim of effecting a reasonable coverage of the field of women’s writing in America – the academic study of it in all its diversity and difference (and including creative writing).


Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
-“Lesser Known” American Women Writers
-New Approaches to Canonical American Women Writers
-Digital Resources for American Women Writers
-American Women Writers Abroad
-Recovering American Women Writers: Issues and Strategies
-Contemporary American Women Writers
-American Women Writers Scholarship–Then and Now
PLEASE NOTE: Writing should be in the form of a blog post. Creativity that accounts for the digital format is also encouraged: unless there are prohibitive copyright issues, posts that incorporate video, image, links to additional digital resources, etc., will be given preference over purely textual entries. For examples of USSO blog plots, please visit https://usso.uk/blog-3/.


Blog-writing Tips:

A few tips from USSO are found below. For additional editorial guidelines, please visit https://usso.uk/blog-3/submission-guidelines/.

  • Our target audience includes postgraduates, early career researchers and academics, as well as people outside of academia who have an interest in any and all aspects of American Studies.
  • The best posts tend to be entertaining, informative, accessible and innovative.
  • Use short paragraphs made up of four or five sentences
  • We encourage the use of images and videos assuming they are within the public domain.

Please submit your blog entry and/or questions to the SSAWW leaders of this project at ssaww.usso@gmail.com. Membership in SSAWW is required of all authors selected for publication. For more information, please visit the Society for the Study of American Women Writers website at http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/ssaww/index.html


February 15, 2015
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