THE WILLIAM BRIGMAN JOURNAL OF POPULAR CULTURE AWARD
SPONSORED BY THE JOURNAL OF POPULAR CULTURE
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 1, 2006
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The 2006 William Brigman Journal of Popular Culture Award is for graduate students who submit an article for publication consideration to The Journal of Popular Culture and who also plan to present a version of that article at the Atlanta, GA, National Popular Culture Association Conference. The award - winning essay will recevie automatic publication in the JPC (identified in the journal as the winner of the William Brigman JPC Award), and the graduate student will also receive a cash prize of $500. Graduate student articles that do not win the award, but that are considered superior, may also be published in The Journal of Popular Culture.
To be considered for the award, graduate students should submit three copies of their paper (without their name on the essay), along with a computer disk containing a file of their paper in MS Word format. Authors MUST identify themselves as a graduate student applying for the The William Brigman Award in their cover letter, and they MUST INCLUDE in their submission package a photocopy of their graduate student identification card. The author must also present a version of their essay at the upcoming National Popular Culture Association Conference, where the winner for The William Brigman Award will be announced.
The annual due date for submission is March 1, 2006.
The Journal of Popular Culture
STYLE SHEET All contributions to The Journal of Popular Culture will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board or other reviewer for comment. Manuscripts must not be previously published, nor should they be submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by The Journal of Popular Culture's editorial board or outside readers.
Manuscripts should be sent to Gary Hoppenstand, Editor, The Journal of Popular Culture, Department of American Thought and Language, Michigan State University, 235 Bessey Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors must submit three hard copies of the article and an electronic copy on disk in MS Word. A single title page must accompany one of the hard copies, containing complete contact information (address, phone number, e- mail address). On the first page of each of the three copies of the article, only include the article's title, being sure not to include the author's name. The JPC will be instituting a triple "blind review" process, meaning that a copy of the article will be sent to one of three reviewers. The author's name will not be revealed to the reviewer.
Essays should be written in clear U.S. English in the active voice and third person, in a style accessible to the broadest possible audience. Authors should be sensitive to the social implications of language and choose wording free of discriminatory or sexist overtones.
For documentation, The Journal of Popular Culture follows the Modern Language Association style, as articulated by Joseph Gibaldi and Walter S. Achtert in the paperback MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 5th ed. (New York: MLA, 1999), and in The MLA Style Manual, 2nd ed. (New York: MLA, 1998). This style calls for a Works Cited list, with parenthetical author/page references in the text. This approach reduces the number of notes, which provide further references or explanation.
For punctuation, capitalization, hyphenation, and other matters of style, The Journal of Popular Culture follows the MLA Handbook and the MLA Style Manual, supplemented as necessary by The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993).
It is essential for authors to check, correct, and bring manuscripts up to date before final submission. Authors should verify facts, names of people, places, and dates, and double-check all direct quotations and entries in the Works Cited list.
Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication must subscribe to The Journal of Popular Culture for at least one year at the time of acceptance. Subscription includes membership in the Popular Culture Association.
Book review inquiries should be sent directly to the Book Review Editor, Peter C. Holloran at Worcester State College, Department of History, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602. E-mail: email@example.com.
Before final submission, the author will be responsible for obtaining letters of permission for illustrations and for quotations, which go beyond "fair use," as defined by current copyright law.