Submissions

The Bookmarks series are intended to supplement the enthusiasm of the literature teacher and to provide additional independent resources for readers wanting to broaden their engagement with literature.

Potential authors are invited to contact the Editorial Board with proposals at the following address:

Bookmarks Editorial Board
The English Association
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH
Tel: 0116 229 7622

Email: engassoc@le.ac.uk

Guidelines for Authors

AS/A2 Series

  1. Each Bookmark should aim to encourage A2/AS/Scottish Higher pupils and first year undergraduates to read more widely in English literature or literature in translation. 
  2. Each Bookmark should deal with three or four readily accessible paperback texts. 
  3. Each Bookmark should be between 2500 and 3000 words in length and adhere to the layout guidelines attached (to be determined by the Editorial Board). 
  4. Each Bookmark should bear in mind but not be inhibited by AS/A2 subject criteria. 
  5. Each Bookmark should present a set of suggestions for approaching the texts, and should challenge the student with further suggestions for reading. 
  6. Each Bookmark should
     a  Outline the scope of the topic 
     b List all the major texts to be read 
     c Provide notes on these texts 
      d Provide a list of 
        i Further texts 
        ii Criticism of the topic 
  7. The tone of each Bookmark should be relaxed and should convey an enthusiasm for the literature under discussion, avoiding unexplained technical terms. The Bookmark should not lecture the reader nor be overly historical. Paragraphs should be relatively short.  
  8. Bookmarks should be submitted to the AS/A2 editor by e-mail or hard copy  
  9. Bookmarks will be published on the English Association website and it is felt that many will be of interest to the general reader as well as to the As/A2 student. Contributors should be aware that the Association and the author will retain the copyright.  

Shakespeare

  1. Each Bookmark should be targeted at Secondary School teachers to enhance their teaching of a text by Shakespeare.  
  2. Each Bookmark should deal with - at least - a whole play.  
  3. Each Bookmark should be between 2500 and 3000 words in length and adhere to the layout guidelines attached (to be determined by the Editorial Board). 
  4. Each Bookmark should bear in mind, but not be inhibited by, either As/A2 subject criteria or GCSE criteria, depending upon the target audience.  
  5. Each Bookmark should present a set of suggestions for approaching the texts, and should challenge the student with further suggestions for reading. 
  6. Each Bookmark should
     a  Outline the scope of the topic 
     b List all the major texts to be read 
     c Provide notes on these texts  
     d Provide a list of 
        i Further texts 
        ii Criticism of the topic 
  7. The tone of each Bookmark should be relaxed and should convey an enthusiasm for the literature under discussion, avoiding unexplained technical terms. The Bookmark should not lecture the reader nor be overly historical. Paragraphs should be relatively short.  
  8. Bookmarks should be submitted to the AS/A2 editor by e-mail or hard copy  
  9. Bookmarks will be published on the English Association website and it is felt that many will be of interest to the general reader as well as to the As/A2 student. Contributors should be aware that the Association and the author will retain the copyright.  

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