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 KidCartesian SonataBed and BreakfastEmma 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).

Abstracts will be accepted through the end of 2014. 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 both print and digital editions with global distribution via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Espresso Book Machine, and a host of worldwide markets.

Contact the Press with questions or comments regarding the planned anthology.