Call for Submissions
Ted Morrissey will edit an anthology of articles on the work of American author William H. Gass titled Critical Perspectives on William H. Gass: The Novellas with an anticipated release date in 2015. The long-range goal is to do a series of anthologies on Gass’s work with each book having a specific focus, and we’re starting with the author’s novellas.
Contributors should submit one document with
1) a 200-word (maximum) abstract describing the aim of their article, and
2) a biographical statement outlining their credentials, being sure to note relevant publications, presentations and projects (if any)
to the Press’s Submittable site.
To date, Gass’s novellas are The Pedersen Kid, Cartesian Sonata, Bed and Breakfast, Emma Enters a Sentence of Elizabeth Bishop’s, and The Master of Secret Revenges. For our purposes, let us also consider Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife in this group, even though there’s some disagreement about precisely what it is. Articles may address a single novella or examine them in combination. Other Gass works may be referenced, but the article should be focused on the novella(s).
Deadline for abstracts is June 1, 2014. Contributors whose abstract is selected will be notified by August 1, 2014. Selecting an abstract to be submitted as a fully developed article is not a guarantee of publication–that is the idea, however. Final articles will be submitted using MLA style, including notes and works cited. Contributors to the published anthology will receive a print copy of the book as payment.
The anthology will be released in 2015 in both print and digital editions with global distribution via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Espresso Book Machine, and a host of worldwide markets.
Note that there is a $2 reading fee that will be used primarily to promote the published anthology. We’d prefer not to charge the fee, but the Press is small, including our advertising budget. Thank you in advance for your support of Twelve Winters Press and our authors.