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Workshop: Early Career Manuscript Workshop, The Cambridge Studies in Law and Society (31 May 2020 | University of Denver)
January 10, 2020
Early Career Manuscript Workshop
Sunday 31 May 2020
University of Denver (USA)
The Cambridge Studies in Law and Society invites submissions for its 2020 Early Career Manuscript Workshop.
The series editors will select two outstanding early career authors to receive supportive feedback and mentoring at this small and intensive workshop, to ready their first book manuscripts for submission.
The workshop goal is to support first-time authors, build a diverse intellectual community, and ensure that first books in law and society are the best they can be.
This international and interdisciplinary workshop offers a unique chance to have your book manuscript vetted by senior scholars and mentors, including an editor from Cambridge University Press. The selected authors will also provide peer mentoring on each other’s manuscripts.
The workshop will be held at the University of Denver, timed to coincide with the Law and Society Association annual meeting. Lunch and dinner will be provided, but travel funding is not. Cambridge Studies in Law and Society Series Editors: Mark Fathi Massoud University of California, Santa Cruz Jens Meierhenrich London School of Economics and Political Science Rachel E. Stern University of California, Berkeley
The deadline for applications is 10 January 2020. See overleaf for further details.
First-time authors often take several years to revise, cut, and rewrite their dissertations, due to the different audience and scope required for a book. The ideal applicants will be those who received a terminal degree (i.e., Ph.D.) within the past 1-3 years. While a publication contract is not guaranteed, the hope is the workshop will prepare authors for the peer review process to come.
To apply, please combine the following four items, in the following order, into a single PDF. Please label the attachment as “Last Name 2020.pdf” and send by 10 January 2020 to Marianne Nield, firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) A cover letter (1-2 pages) describing your background and training, research interests and scholarly goals, what you hope to get out of the workshop (including what kind of feedback you would find most useful), confirmation that your full book manuscript would be available no later than 31 March 2020 and that, if selected, you would be able to attend the workshop in Denver on 31 May 2020 (10:00-18:00) and serve as a peer mentor to the other manuscript selected;Cambridge Univ Press Early Career Manuscript Workshop 2020
2) An abstract (1-2 pages) of your proposed first book, its theoretical framework, methods, data sources, contribution to law and society, and how it differs from the PhD dissertation;
3) A short list of scholars whom you would like the editors to invite to vet your manuscript and participate in the workshop; and
4) A curriculum vitae/resume (maximum 2-3 pages).
Series Editors: Mark Fathi Massoud University of California, Santa Cruz Jens Meierhenrich London School of Economics and Political Science Rachel E. Stern University of California, Berkeley