Now is the time to submit work for the 2010 edition of Best Music Writing, an anthology of the world's best English-language writing. This year's guest editor is the fabulous author, critic, and feminist music scholar Ann Powers.
I am now taking submissions of published music writing between the dates of January 1 and December 31, 2009 for possible inclusion in the book. For quarterly publications the Winter 2009/2010 issue is okay.
-a polite number of your own music writing
-a fair number of music pieces from a publication you edit, contribute to, or otherwise are affiliated with
- a selection of music pieces you consider the best because you are a fan of music, music writing, writing, or listmaking
I'm looking for features, essays, profiles, news articles, interviews, creative non-fiction, fiction, book reviews, long-format reviews, charticles and other creative blends of language and image, blog posts, (yes, I said it and I mean it) Tweets, and other thoughful and well-written work on music and music culture. I mean the term "music" broadly to include all genres and time periods, and am more than willing to consider writing on sound, sound technologies, and listening (the emergent "sound studies" field) as well.
I will take any format for submissions but prefer writing in this order:
1) web links
2) Word docs
4) Hard copies (603 West 115th Street #120 NY, NY 10025 - title "BMW2010 sub")
5) Email with the name of the author/title of piece/publication date
Email all work to firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately I cannot accept liner notes, transcripts of radio/tv, book chapters, or unpublished work.That includes conference papers.
Please drop me a line if you have a question, concern, comment, praise or complaint. Forgive me if I am slow on the response. I WILL respond, if just to say "Thanks, I got it."
I will contact all authors and publications by the end of Feburary 2010 if they were accepted for the book. Until then, I'm going into the one woman deluge of writing and may be hard to reach. Wish me luck!