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Re: Help with a short scholarly piece - publishing venue suggestions

I would recommend common-place.org or werehistory.org or History News Network, or asking to guest post on an established blog such as The Junto, http://earlyamericanists.com/

Adam Arenson
Associate Professor of History and Director of Urban Studies, Manhattan College
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Riverdale (Bronx), NY 10471
On leave 2014-2015 academic year

Re: Help with a short scholarly piece - publishing venue suggestions


It sounds like a piece like this would be a good candidate for a site like commonplace.org or The Junto (earlyamericanists.com). The contributors for The Junto are mostly advanced graduate students and junior scholars, but if you’re working with one of your students on this piece, it might be a good venue for a guest post. Thinking of print outlets, perhaps the “Sources and Interpretations” section of William and Mary Quarterly would be another idea, if you’re working from a fairly well-defined set of sources.

I hope that helps.

Re: Help with a short scholarly piece - publishing venue suggestions

Vivian Conger, the essay about Benjamin Franklin and his London landlady sounds like it might be good fodder for Common-place or perhaps the Journal of the American Revolution (where I'm an assistant editor). As online publications, they don't have the space expectations of print journals—i.e., articles can be shorter than a typical paper. And frankly the celebrity of Franklin's name and the possibilities in that relationship might well attract readers outside academia.

J. L. Bell Boston1775@earthlink.net

CFP: C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists Conference, March 17-20, 2016, Penn State University

C19 warmly invites proposals for its fourth biennial conference, "Unsettling," to be held at Penn State March 17-20, 2016.