Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Literacies: Got a good book idea?

Colin Lankshear and I (Michele Knobel) edit the book series, “New Literacies” for Peter Lang Publishing in New York.  The series has currently published more than 40 titles on topics related to new literacies, digital literacies, new media, social media, popular cultural practices involving new technologies, social learning, read/write web, video gaming and games studies, participatory culture, etc. within home, online, school, community, workplace and other contexts. 
We’re wanting to contract a bunch of books for the series this coming year, and are inviting proposal submissions right now. Send them to us at c.lankshear at and knobelm at

Proposals should be about 5-6 pages in length, and include the following details:
Books can be single authored, co-authored, multi-authored, and edited collections. You may already have published a bunch of articles that you’d like to publish as a collection—this can work very well, too. Feel free to write and ask us for sample proposals, too, if you’d like to see them.

If you’re finishing something in the nearish future and think you’d need 18 months to wrap it up (e.g., a study, a doctoral thesis or dissertation) and need an 18 month lead time for your book deadline, then that’s fine, too. It’s good for the series to have books in the “pipeline”.

And do feel free to dob likely book authors into us as well—we’re more than happy to reach out to folk who have good ideas!

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