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Seeking Submissions from Practicing Librarians (U.S. and Canada) for The Published Librarian: Successful Professional and Personal Writing (publisher: American Library Association)

Foreword: Bob Blanchard, Adult Services Librarian, Des Plaines Public
Library. Contributor to Illinois Library Association Reporter; Thinking
Outside the Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians (McFarland, 2008)

Introductory Note: Wayne Jones, Head of Central Technical Services,
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Ed., Ontario Library
Association, Access; Ed., E-Journals Access and Management (Routledge,

Contributors need publication experience in order to write practical,
concise, how-to articles to guide the reader. No previously published,
simultaneously submitted, co-authored material. Two articles sharing the
range of your publishing experiences: 1900-2100 words total; for example,
one article could be 1000 words, another 900-1100 words on another topic.
Librarians with ethnic backgrounds serving diverse cultures are
encouraged. Contributor’s sign an ALA Writer Agreement before
publication. Compensation: a complimentary copy, discount on additional

Editor Carol Smallwood, MLS, has written, co-authored, edited 19 books
such as Educators as Writers for Scarecrow, Libraries Unlimited, Peter
Lang, and others. Her work has appeared in English Journal, Clackamas
Literary Review, The Detroit News, Poesia, and several others including
anthologies. Pudding House Publications published her chapbook, 2008;
Words and Images of Belonging co-edited with Aurorean editor is with an
agent; a recent anthology is

Possible topics: marketing, online publishing, where to send your work,
diversity in publication, ideas from students for YA books, locating
publishers for your books, storytellers turned picture book authors,
networking, using a technology edge, promoting your books at conferences.
Using issues librarians face such as censorship in poetry, essays, memoir,
short stories, columns.
The deadline for current cycle of completed submissions is October 30,

Please submit 3-4 topic proposals/titles with a 65-70 word bio beginning
with your library of employment, highlighting your publications. Place
LIBRARIANS/your name on the subject line to: [email protected]

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