On March 18, 2005, on this blog I published "Top 40 Novels of Los Angeles." If you grew up as a teenager I like did in L.A., the radio would have Top 40 rock 'n roll songs. Of course, the Los Angeles has had many fine novelists with strong voices published in the last 17 years.
Now I am pulling together an Edited Collection of essays called The Many Voices of the Los Angeles Novel and I would like to invite you to consider submitting one or more chapters.
The abstract/call for the Collection is here:
Los Angeles novels began with Helen Hunt Jackson’s 1888 novel Ramona on persecution of Native Americans. Latino/as, African-Americans, and Asian-Americans have written brilliant Los Angeles novels for decades. Women transformed the Hollywood, detective, and science fiction novels. Gay writers have refashioned detective novels while men’s novels show 20th century class conflicts.
Julia Stein was an oral historian of Los Angeles. She has published five books of poetry, two anthologies of poetry, and co-authored the book Shooting Women: Behind the Camera, Around the World. Stein has published journalism for decades and was an English professor at Santa Monica College.
A Chapter should normally be no longer than 6000 words, and should be original and previously unpublished. If the work has already been published (as a journal article, or in conference proceedings, for example), the Publisher Cambridge Scholars Press will require evidence that permission to be re-published has been granted.
To see the Call on the Publisher’s website, please click here:
“The Many Voices of the Los Angeles Novel” and you will get the submission form to download and fill out.
Please feel free to ask if you have any questions. Send completed submission form to email@example.com and one to me firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can just send the form to me, and I can send it on to the publisher.