Greetings, Muppet fans! We at The Muppet Mindset have a very exciting opportunity for you all today. Remember waaaay back when we first started the blog, our friend Arianne Gallagher reviewed the book Kermit Culture, a collection of academic essays about the Muppets? Well because of that review, the fine people over at McFarland publishing have reached out to me so I can reach out to you (that's a lot of reaching) for academic essays to be published in a companion volume to Kermit Culture. That's right, you, Muppet fan, could have the opportunity to be published! The Call for Proposals follows my boring text here, but if you do decide to submit an essay, please let us know--we'd love to feature it on The Muppet Mindset as well!
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Jennifer C. Garlen and Anissa M. Graham, editors of Kermit Culture: Critical Perspectives on Jim Henson’s Muppets (McFarland, 2009), seek proposals for essays to be included in a companion volume, tentatively titled, Fraggle Rock to Farscape: Essays on the Worlds of Jim Henson. Interested individuals should note the following guidelines.
Proposal Guidelines: Please submit a brief abstract (no more than 250 words) outlining your intended contribution. Proposals may include the following topics: Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, The Storyteller, or any other productions of The Jim Henson Company or Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, EXCEPT those already covered in Kermit Culture (the characters and programs associated with the original Muppet Show cast). Sesame Street proposals may be considered, depending upon the proposed discussion and the number of submissions received. Brief queries are welcome should there be questions about appropriate submission topics. Please include a short biographical blurb along with the proposal.
Send proposal and biographical blurb to:
Jennifer C. Garlen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anissa Graham (email@example.com)
Proposals will be accepted through May 15, 2011
Note to non-academics: We welcome proposals from qualified writers, regardless of their occupation. However, non-academics should know up front that compensation is limited to a free copy of the volume once it is published. No other remuneration should be expected. This is typical of academic publications.
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier