The Precarity & Contingency book series invites proposals that address all aspects of precarious academic labor. The series editors will consider proposals and complete manuscripts for monographs and edited collections in both linear (print) and multimodal/hypertextual formats. Proposals for edited collections should address how the collection works as a whole to advance an argument or set of concepts, while being clear about how individual chapters contribute to that larger project. We do not expect all contributors to agree, that is, but we do expect editors to be clear about the overarching project and the rationale for compiling it.
Submissions to the series will be reviewed following the WAC Clearinghouse peer review processes. Our peer review process is informed by the Clearinghouse invitation to contribute scholarly work and its statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our reviews are also guided by the statement on anti-racist scholarly reviewing practices, which can be found at https://tinyurl.com/reviewheuristic.
If the series editors determine that a proposal is consistent with the goals of the series and possesses strong scholarly merit, it will undergo a rigorous peer review by scholars drawn from our Publications Review Board or Editorial Board. Reviews are typically completed in one or two months.
The series editors will not consider work submitted simultaneously for consideration by another publisher.
Please provide the information outlined below. We request that you remove any identifying information so that we can ensure that our reviewers can undertake an anonymous review. Our submissions portal will ask you to provide the following:
Please be prepared to upload one or more files that provide the following:
Please include in a separate file a copy of your current CV or resumé, as well as those for any co-authors or co-editors.
If you are submitting a complete manuscript for review, please provide a cover letter that provides the following information:
To view our manuscript preparation guidelines, please see our Guide for Authors and Editors. We suggest following these guidelines loosely for an initial submission; if the book is approved for production, you will be asked to adhere closely to the guidelines. If the manuscript is found to be suitable for the series, we will ask, prior to sending it out for peer review, that it be revised to remove any identifying information.
You may submit your prospectus and supporting material on our submissions portal at https://submissions.colostate.edu. Files may be submitted as PDF documents or word processing documents (Word, RTF, Open Document Format, Google Doc, etc.).
The Precarity & Contingency book series offers books in free digital editions and low-cost print editions. Books are offered through a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License (or whichever license is current at the time of publication). Copyright is held by the author(s) or editor(s) of the books (as well as by the authors of individual chapters in edited collections). The Clearinghouse and its print partners, most often the University Press of Colorado, cover the costs of reviewing, designing, producing, and distributing the books. Any proceeds from sales of print books in the series are used to support the publication of subsequent books. Our goal is to make work available to the widest possible audience while maintaining the highest standards in scholarly publishing. We welcome contributions to the series and to the larger goal of supporting open-access scholarly publishing. If you have questions about the goals of the larger WAC Clearinghouse project, please contact Mike Palmquist at Mike.Palmquist@ColoState.edu.