Seeking Submissions from U.S. Librarians for ALA Editions
The Published Librarian: Successful Professional and Personal Writing (American Library Association)
Practical, concise, how-to articles. No previously published, simultaneously submitted material, or co-authors. Two articles required sharing different aspects of your publishing experience: 1900-2100 words total; for example, one article could be 1000 words, the other 900 words. Avoid underlining, bold, all caps for emphasis.
Editor Carol Smallwood, M.L.S., has written, co-authored, edited 19 books such as Educators as Writers for Scarecrow, Libraries Unlimited, Peter Lang, and others. Her work has appeared in English Journal, Clackamas Literary Review, The Detroit News, Poesia, and several others including anthologies. Pudding House Publications published her chapbook, 2008; Words and Images of Belonging co-edited with Aurorean editor is with an agent; a recent book is
Possible topics: marketing, online publishing, where to send reviews, research skills for historical novels, using editing a library newsletter to edit books, ideas from students for YA books, using tools like BIP to locate publishers for your books, storytellers turned picture book authors, blogs and author web sites, interviewing, writing groups, networking, using a technology edge, promoting your books at conferences. Using issues librarians face such as censorship in poetry, essays, memoir, short stories, columns.
Topics may be sent first for feedback. Compensation: a complimentary copy, discount on additional copies. Please submit articles for consideration with a 65-70 word bio. Place LIBRARIANS/your name on the subject line to: email@example.com
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