Call for Entries: Encyclopedia of Women and American Popular Culture


Encyclopedia of Women and American Popular Culture: Entries on Early America

Facts On File, a New York-based academic and reference publisher, is seeking contributing scholars for a print and online reference work on the history of women in America popular culture from colonial times to the present. The project is aimed at the academic high school and undergraduate levels.

The encyclopedia will include articles on individuals, organizations, themes, events, ideas, works of art and literature, and more. Alphabetically arranged entries cover popular-culture and women’s history subjects—visual and performing arts; festivals; sports and recreation; fashion and appearance; advertising; consumer products (including toys and games); transportation and travel; and food and diet.

Articles will vary in length from 500-2,500 words for entries on specific topics. The Encyclopedia of Women and American Popular Culture will also include a number of ancillary features, including overarching introductory essays and a detailed bibliography.

We are seeking contributors for articles on early America as well as a few longer introductory essays on women’s roles within the popular culture from 1600 to 1800. All contributors will receive full authorial credit, a modest cash honorarium and/or copy of the full encyclopedia set (depending on contribution length and contributor preference).

If you are a Ph.D. candidate, professor, or independent scholar interested in contributing to this exciting and important reference project, we would be happy to email you a prospectus with a full description of the project—with deadline, compensation, and other pertinent information. Please contact Editor at Please write “Call for Contributors—Early America” in the subject line of your email and attach your CV and a recent nonfiction writing sample, preferably a published book review or encyclopedia article.

If you cannot contribute, please feel free to notify other qualified scholars of this notice.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 13th, 2011.

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