Submit a Proposal
We invite proposals for open-access publications (in English or Greek) of high quality and interest to our membership and broader communities, from researchers, activists, and writers whose work converges with one or more of the Centre’s six Research Areas.
We envision a series of works on feminist praxis, understood through an intersectional perspective, about issues and from voices that are underrepresented and marginalised in scholarly and trade publishing. Publications in this series, to be launched with an open call in autumn 2020, will be open-access e-books published under a creative commons license (CC BY-NC-ND).
When we receive a proposal, it is first read carefully by the co-director who coordinates the relevant Research Area. The author is then notified as to whether the proposal will be forwarded for peer review and considered for publication. When the proposal has been reviewed (by at least two experts in the field), the author is sent the reviews: if the reviewers recommend publication, a timeline for completion and delivery of the manuscript is agreed upon. Once the manuscript is delivered, it is reviewed thoroughly and a process of revision ensues. When the final substantive revisions are finished, the author is sent a copy-edited manuscript and the edited manuscript goes into production. The author will be supported throughout the process by FAC Research’s editorial team, and we encourage submissions by first-time/emerging authors. In contrast to a great deal of scholarly publishing, editors, and reviewers commit to making the process of revision (essential to any work of writing) empowering and collective.
Proposals should include the following information:
- Author’s names, pronouns, contact information, and brief biographical note (max 100 words. In the case of an edited volume, please include contributors’ names and biographical notes in addition to those of the editors)
- Title of work (or tentative title)
- Brief non-technical summary (100 words) (a summary that can be understood by someone who doesn’t know anything about the issue)
- Description (1,500 words) (a description of the proposed publication that includes the motivation behind the work, its problematics, its relationship to existing literatures, etc.)
- Objectives (a list of aims the author has in writing this book)
- Table of contents
- Chapter by chapter synopsis (an abstract of max 300 words of each chapter)
- Format (images, tables, diagrams, word count including references and notes)
- Timeline (when will the completed manuscript be delivered?)
- Target audience (to whom is this book addressed? whom are you writing for? who do you imagine will “listen in”?)
- Possible reviewers’ names and contact information (proposals and manuscripts will be peer-reviewed, ideally by the same 2 reviewers at each stage)
- References (works cited in the proposal)
The entire proposal (including references and notes) should not exceed 15 pages. Please enclose a representative sample of the material with your proposal (e.g., a draft chapter of the book) of approximately 30 pages. Incomplete proposals cannot be considered. Please allow 4 weeks for a response after the submission of your proposal. To submit a proposal, for further information, or to make enquiries, please e-mail us.