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Monday, March 4, 2013

ICGC Brown Bag Talk: "Preparing for Publication in Graduate School"

The Interdisciplinary center for the Study of Global Change Brown Bag Talk titled "Preparing for Publication in Graduate School" presented by Jason Weidemann, Senior Acquisitions Editor, University of Minnesota Press will be held Friday, March 8th 2013 at 12:00pm in 609 Social Science Building.

Though constantly reminded to "publish or perish," graduate students often begin their academic careers mystified by the scholarly publishing process. The goal of my talk will to be to clear away some of the fog by bringing an insider's perspective to the process of developing a book proposal and a manuscript that will stand out. Questions I'll explore include: What are the current trends in university press publishing? What attracts editors to book projects? What can graduate students do now to lay the groundwork for a future book project? What attracts editors to a cover letter or book proposal? There will be ample time for specific questions and discussions about the publishing process.