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Rhetoric, Race and Religion Book Series

Submitted by syntaxfactory on September 1, 2015 - 2:59pm

Andre E. Johnson,

Call for Book Proposals

We are pleased to announce that Lexington Books, a division of the Roman and Littlefield Press, will publish the Rhetoric, Race and Religion Book Series. The series will provide space for emerging, junior or senior scholars engaged in research that studies rhetoric from a race or religion perspective. This will includes studies contributing to our understanding of how rhetoric helps shape race and/or religion and how race and/or religion shapes rhetoric. In this series, scholars seek to examine phenomenon from either a historical and contemporary perspective. Moreover, we are interested in how race and religion discourse function rhetorically. Since these subjects are interdisciplinary, this peer-reviewed book series will invite proposals for and submissions of monographs and edited volumes from scholars across all academic disciplines.

Below is the information for those who are interested in submitting book proposals

Prospectus. The prospectus should include a description of the book; a statement regarding what makes it important, timely, or unique; an analysis of competing or similar books (including publishers and dates of publication); a description of your target audience (general readers? undergraduate or graduate students? scholars? professionals?); an indication if any of the material in the book has been previously published, and, if so, when and where and whether republication rights are available; the length of the manuscript in word count; and, if the manuscript is not complete, an estimation of when it will be finished.

Outline. An annotated table of contents, including a paragraph describing each chapter.

Curriculum vitae or resume. In short, what qualifies you to write the book you are proposing? If you are proposing a contributed volume, please include affiliations and, if possible, brief resumes for each of the contributors.

Writing samples. One or two sample chapters. If an introduction or overview is available, please include it. If no chapters are ready, send a comparable example of your writing.
Peer reviewers. A list of four to seven potential peer reviewers, with whom you have no personal or professional relationship, but who might advise us as to the quality, academic integrity, and commercial viability of the project. If possible, please include their affiliations, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.

We will acknowledge receipt of a proposal within two weeks; we are usually able to render a decision on contract within three months.

Please send proposals to Andre E. Johnson at Please add “book proposal” in the subject line.

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