Critical Insights is a multi-volume series that offers original introductory criticism on key authors, works, and themes in literature that are addressed in core reading lists at the undergraduate level. The quality of scholarship and the level of analysis for this series are designed to provide the best and most well rounded overviews of the authors, works, and themes covered. Each volume is peer-edited by a scholar in the field. The result is a collection of authoritative, in-depth scholarship suitable for students and teachers alike. All chapters are written as original material and include an MLA-styled “Works Cited” section and bibliography. Published and distributed by Salem Press, new volumes in the series are solicited and edited by Grey House Publishing. The publisher owns the copyright of all submissions to its volumes.
The editor of a new Critical Insights volume on Leo Tolstoy seeks contributors to write chapters on any topic or text. Submissions on recent film and television adaptations of Tolstoy's work, Tolstoy's less commonly known works, Tolstoyan philosophy, and on narrative technique and authorial intent are especially of interest. Papers should be accessible to a general audience.
Final drafts of chapters of approximately 4,000-5,000 words will be due on or around August 1, 2017.
Contributors will be compensated upon the submission of completed chapters.
To contribute, please send a proposed title and a short abstract (250 words or less) of the proposed chapter and with a short bio (150 words) by April 1, 2017 to Rachel Stauffer at email@example.com. Please also feel free to send any questions.