a biographical sketch, around 2000 words;
an introductory chapter on Cultural/Historical Context, 4000-5000 words;
an introductory Compare-and-Contrast chapter, 4000-5000 words;
an introductory chapter on Critical Reception of the novel, 4000-5000 words;
an introductory Critical Lens chapter of a close reading from a particular critical standpoint, 4000-5000 words; and
ten Critical Reading chapters on topics related to the work, author, or its themes, 5000 words each.
Contributors will receive an honorarium of $250. I believe access to the electronic version of the text may be given as well, and for traditionalists who enjoy having a printed book around—like myself, I confess—the press, if I recall, is amenable to purchase by contributors at around 50% off.
Fahrenheit 451 is a work particularly dear to me, one which over the years I have read again and again, taught, and written about. In this current effort I am extraordinarily pleased to have the opportunity to bring together important essays that will help further the understanding of the novel by academics, students, and ordinary readers alike.
Interested scholars, please contact me immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due dates will be around the middle of October, so the sooner I can get all ducks in a row, the better. Naturally, if you are interested, I of course have fuller instructions/guidelines from Salem to send, then a contributor’s contract, etc.