We ask that prospective authors go through the standard proposal submission process with the press that they feel fits their work best. Descriptions of each press's publishing areas and submission guidelines are available under Submissions.
When you submit your proposal to the press you determine to be most appropriate for your work, indicate at that time that you are interested in being included in the First Peoples initiative. Once the proposal has been reviewed, you will work with the acquiring editor at that press to determine the kinds of support that your project might be able to receive from the initiative. It will vary greatly from book to book, depending on what you and the acquiring editor--with input from external reviewers--deem to be most appropriate for the project. Authors who are selected to participate in the initiative may receive:
- Mentorship: Supporting intellectual continuity, established Native and non-Native scholars in the field will work with emerging scholars to help them develop strong first books.
- Research support and travel funds: Small grants are available* for scholars who need to conduct additional research to develop their first manuscripts into high-quality books.
- Manuscript development: Titles that show extraordinary and cutting-edge scholarship during the review process, but need additional help in the transition from dissertation or first manuscript to book will have the opportunity to benefit from developmental editors, the counsel of senior scholars, and dissertation workshops.
- Marketing: Books will benefit from a collaborative and dynamic marketing campaign that merges the expertise and special geographic emphases of each press into a largerscale, centralized, cooperative marketing effort, including journal advertising, media development, direct mail, and academic-conference representation.
*Grant and developmental funding will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
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May 29th - June 1st, 2013
The conference theme, "Towards a New Social Contract?," will explore inequality in Latin America. In the first decade of the 21st century, income inequality has gone down in a substantial number of Latin American countries. This is the first time that inequality has declined on such a broad scale since we have had reasonably reliable data on income distribution. Beginning in the 1990s educational reforms have expanded the percentage of the population with secondary and tertiary education. The governments of the left that came to power after 2000 implemented a number of other reforms to improve life chances for the underprivileged, such as increases in the minimum wage, social assistance programs, and health care coverage. Are these trends likely to continue, or are they conjunctural and easily subject to reversal once economic growth rates decline? Learn More
June 13th - June 15th, 2013
The NAISA Council invites scholars working in Native American and
Indigenous Studies to submit proposals for: Individual papers, panel sessions, roundtables, or film screenings. All persons working in Native American and Indigenous Studies are invited and encouraged to apply. Proposals are welcome from faculty and students in colleges, universities, and tribal colleges; from community-based scholars and elders; and from professionals working in the field.Learn More
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