RSQ invites proposals for the 2012 special fifth issue. The fifth issue will be a themed publication developed by a Guest Editor or Editors, with the aim of enabling the journal to help set the intellectual agenda in rhetorical studies, to encourage focused statements on timely topics in rhetorical studies by scholars working in related areas, to attract participation by top scholars, and to stimulate scholarly activity within the RSA, such as pre-conference colloquia, convention sessions, or RSA workshops.
Proposals should identify the Guest Editor or Editors, provide a descriptive rationale of no more than 500 words, a list of authors and their credentials, as well as a brief discussion (150-250 words) of each individual essay. (This means that a group of contributors needs to be assembled in advance of submitting the proposal.) The rationale should demonstrate the timeliness of the topic, discuss how the topic falls within the scope of RSQ as described in its general submission guidelines, where applicable, address the proposal’s relationship to other similar-themed issues or edited collections, and note the qualifications of its guest editor and contributors to speak to the field on the topic’s behalf.
The special fifth issue is allotted the same amount of space as the regular four quarterly issues, which amounts to a brief introduction to the focus of the special issue (composed by the guest editor), and a set of 4-6 articles totaling about 40,000 words. It will be published in the summer of 2012.
Deadline for proposal submission: January 15, 2011; the selection will be announced in February, 2011.The special issue’s guest editor(s) will be able to receive up to $1,000.00 reimbursement for expenses related to the special issue. First drafts of manuscripts for the selected proposal will be due during the fall of 2011; final versions will be due in mid-March of 2012.
Please submit proposals electronically to:
Debra Hawhee, RSQ Associate Editor for Special Issues, firstname.lastname@example.org