ABOPublic Contributor Guidelines

You may submit either a proposal or a fully completed contribution for consideration by emailing abopublic@aphrabehn.org

ABOPublic will consider work from anyone, provided she or he owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the proposal and subsequent contribution. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

Preparing a Proposal

Proposals should be 150 words (or more if you envision a lengthier contribution). Please include your name, contact information, the (potential) title of your contribution, and which section you envision it falling under. Your proposal should clearly indicate the topic; primary argument/argumentative thrust of your contribution; and texts/works, exhibits, or events you plan to discuss. It should also meet the basic standards for writing and proofreading quality, and cite sources (if used) according the the most recent edition of the Modern Language Association Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing or The Chicago Manual of Style.

Proposals must be submitted through our online submission form. You can expect a response to your proposal within 2-4 weeks. We will not consider proposals that are under consideration elsewhere.

You may also choose to submit a fully developed contribution for consideration (i.e. you may skip the proposal process if you already have something written that you think would be a good fit for ABOPublic). These submissions will go through the same approval process outlined above, and should conform to the guidelines outlined in the “Preparing a Contribution” section.

Preparing a Contribution (Contributor Guidelines)

If your proposal is accepted, you should follow these guidelines when preparing your contribution. ABOPublic retains the right to refuse publication of contributions that do not adhere to these guidelines or meet our basic standards for quality:

ABOPublic: An Interactive Forum for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 is a public scholarship forum that integrates public and academic interests through intersections of feminist perspectives on gender, sexuality, race, class, privilege, geography, politics, culture, and the arts. The forum encourages interdisciplinary submissions on subjects related to or of the long eighteenth century. Submissions must be directed toward a nonacademic readership. Please see below for contributor guidelines.

  • Content: Contributions should clearly adhere to ABOPublic’s mission and one of its section descriptions.
  • Tone/Audience: The tone should be for a nonacademic audience. Please define any unfamiliar terms and avoid jargon.
  • Length: Contributions should be between 500-2500 words.
  • Media: ABOPublic encourages use of images, videos, and other media. Media should be appropriately cited and/or hyperlinked when under copyright. If you can, please include a thumbnail-sized open source image to accompany your submission.
  • Further Reading/Other hyperlinks: Please link to any relevant hyperlinks that may provide further information about your topic. You can also include an optional list of further reading at the end of your contribution.
  • Writing Standards: Contributions should meet basic standards for writing and proofreading quality. ABOPublic retains the right to refuse publication of any contribution that does not meet these basic standards.
  • Right of First Decision: Contributions may not be under review elsewhere, previously published, and/or be simultaneously published elsewhere. By submitting your contribution to ABOPublic, you stipulate that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that you will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at ABOPublic: Interactive Forum for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830. If you have concerns about the submission terms for ABOPublic, please contact the editors.
  • Additional Guidelines for Contributors to The Eighteenth Century in Popular Culture

All content for ABO is licensed under a CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION-NODERIVS 3.0 UNPORTED LICENSE, wherein the author retains copyright.

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