The University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi,
and the University of Wisconsin Press, in cooperation with the American
Folklore Society and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation, invite proposals to participate in a workshop at the
American Folklore Society 2011 annual meeting for authors working on
their first book.
Please note that the proposal submission deadline has been extended to April 15, 2011.
to six authors will be selected to participate in a full day of
intensive activities devoted to critiquing and developing their
individual projects. Because of the volume of submissions, it is not
possible for the participating presses to offer detailed responses to
each proposal submitted. Only those candidates selected for the workshop
will receive a detailed response.
Projects selected for the
workshop will be candidates for publication in the Presses’ new
collaborative series, Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World, which
aims to publish exceptional first books that emphasize the
interdisciplinary and/or international nature of the field of folklore.