ABC-Clio is publishing a three-volume reference collection titled American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore in late 2015. The editors seek contributors from fields of literature, history, anthropology, sociology, folklore, and allied subjects to write entries ranging from 750-2500 words on a wide range of topics. The purpose of the encyclopedia is to introduce students and general readers to the key myths and legends in North American culture, and to provide extensive, easily accessible coverage of the multifaceted American folklore tradition.
ABC-Clio intends to offer an up-to-date, attractive resource based on current scholarship in the field, including useful illustrations, selections from primary texts, informative sidebars, and references for further reading and research. Entries will provide coverage of diverse traditions within the genre of folklore and mythology, including Native American traditions, and include treatment of newer traditions such as urban legends and UFO stories.
Contributors will receive publication credit in the encyclopedia and may choose from several options for compensation. The editors will send information about compensation upon request. Deadline for the current round of submissions is April 17, 2015.
Writers should contact the editors to request a list of available entries. Send name, title, institutional affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, email address and a current CV to: Jeffrey B. Webb 2303 College Avenue Huntington University, Huntington, Indiana 46750 Email: email@example.com