Encyclopedia of North American Sport
Edited by Steven A. Riess, Melvin L. Adelman, and Patricia Vertinsky
M.E. Sharpe Publishing
THIRD CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS
We are seeking contributors to the Encyclopedia of North American Sport, a three-volume, illustrated reference work to be published by M.E. Sharpe, an academic and reference publisher. The encyclopedia is intended for high school, college, and public libraries. Over 400 entries have already been assigned, most of which have been completed.
The encyclopedia will include articles on every aspect of North American sport: history, politics, economics, culture, and sociology. There will be entries on individuals, places, ideas, events, institutions, and general themes. Articles will vary in length from 1,000-5,000 words for entries on specific topics (depending on significance) and 5,000 words for historical essays. North American Sport will also include a number of ancillary features, including glossary and bibliography. Entries should be written with an undergraduate reader in mind (about the level of a college survey text). Articles should be readable, well-organized, rich in factual specificity, balanced, and cover their topics as thoroughly as possible within word count parameters. Finally, the emphasis should be on history, not historiography.
PS If you know of any other persons--faculty or graduate students--who might be interested in contributing to this project, please feel free to forward this email to them or send us their name and email address.
COMPENSATION FOR CONTRIBUTING TO NORTH AMERICAN SPORT:
1000 word articles: $15 1500 word articles: $20 2500 word articles: $35 4000 word articles: $50
5000 word articles: $60
For assignments of 4,000 words, you may substitute a copy of the encyclopedia in lieu of the honorarium. Please check off the appropriate box on the contract we will send you. For assignments over 4,000 words, you may substitute a book for the first 4,000 words and receive $7.50 for every 500 words thereafter. Again, please check appropriate box on the contract.
DEADLINE FOR ARTICLES:
Assignments of 1,000 words: three months from receiving contract
Assignments of more than 1,000, but less than 4,000: four months from receiving contract.
Assignments of more than 4,000 words: six months from receiving contract.
This is flexible.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Send a CV, brief writing sample, plus a list of the article(s) you would like to write. Note: All articles crossed out are already assigned. We have invited contributors for some of the other topics, and they are still pending. .
PLEASE DIRECT ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO JAMIE RIESS, EDITORAL ASSISTANT AT: email@example.com (indicate Sports Encyclopedia in subject heading).
We will then go over the material submitted and, once approved, send you a contract, guidelines, sample article, writing tips, and formatting and submission instructions.
Once again, thank you for your interest in the Encyclopedia of North American Sport
TABLE OF CONTENTS UNASSIGNED ESSAYS
007 Postwar Period, Since 1970 (5000 wds.)
011 Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (1000)
026 Arledge, Roone (1000)
033 Athletic Clubs (1500)
034a. Baker, Hobey (1000)
038 Baseball, to 1870 (1500)
039 Baseball, Major League (5000)
040 Baseball, Minor Leagues (1500)
042 Basketball, College (3,000)
052 Billiards (1500)
056 Boarding Schools (1000)
057 Boating, Speed (1000)
090 Chicago Cubs (1500)
105 Community Building (1500)
110 Croquet (1000)
122 Detroit Red Wings (1000)
129 Dog Racing (1000)
129a. Dog Sledding (1000)
141 Fans and Spectatorship (1500)
147 Fishing (1500)
148 Folk Games (1000)
154 Frontier Sports (1000)
185 Handball (1000)
188 Harness Racing (1500)
190 Heroes and Heroines (2500)
192 Hockey, Field (1000)
201 Howe, Gordie (1000)
205 Industrial Sports (1500)
206 Industrialization (4000)
209 Irish (2500)
Jordan, Michael (1500)
227 Kentucky Derby (1500)
278 Morrissey, John (1000)
280 Mountaineering (1000)
281 Murphy, Isaac (1000)
282 Muscular Christianity (1500)
283 Music (1500)
287 National Association of Professional Baseball Players, (1000)
300 New York Rangers (1000)
301 New York Yankees (2500)
310 Organized Crime (2500)
332 Polo (1000)
336a. Public Schools Athletic League (1000)
355 Roller Derby (1000)
355a. Roller Sports (1000) or 355 &355a @ 1500 wds
365 Rugby (1000)
374 Sea Biscuit (1000)
379 Shooting (Marksmanship) (1000)
379a Skateboarding (1000)
385 Social and Athletic Clubs (1000)
386 Sociology (2500)
386a. Softball (1000)
388a Sporting Goods (1500)
428 Wide World of Sports (1000)
451 Wooten, John (1000)
Encyclopedia of North American Sport