Guidelines: Seaburn Publishing seeks
submissions for the purpose of extending its highly acclaimed series
of Proverbs and Popular Sayings. Each book should be
entitled, for example, Greek Proverbs and Popular Sayings,
allowing, of course, for differences in the choice of nationality or
ethnic origin. Each manuscript should be between 60 and 70 pages
long. Avoid footnotes and pictures, although the latter can be
discussed afterwards with the publisher and general editor after the
work has been accepted and a contract negotiated.
The Manuscript should be double-spaced, without
justification, and submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
under the subject heading of "Manuscript submission for Seaburn’s
Proverbs and Popular Sayings Series."
Each manuscript should begin with a brief
introduction by the author which expresses appreciation for the
historical dimensions of the culture to be highlighted in the book.
The chapter headings should be as follows
Chapter 1 – Politics
Chapter 2 – History
Chapter 3 – Domestic Life
Chapter 4 – Religion
Chapter 5 – Sports
Chapter 6 – The Arts
Chapter 7 – Miscellaneous
Each of these themes are flexible and can be
construed in conformity with the author’s wishes and inclinations.
The final chapter is a catch-all so as to allow any worthwhile
proverb or saying a place within the framework of the book.
Each chapter should consist of distinct entries
of pithy proverbs and wise sayings which typify the relevant chapter
theme. The entries need not be put in any particular order, but the
order chosen should be motivated by a clear aesthetic goal – which
in turn should be mentioned within the confines of the Introductory
essay. Each chapter should be approximately the same size.
Finally, each entry should be followed by a brief
commentary by the author which should both elucidate and accessorize
its meaning. Remember – Each proverb or saying should be
memorable in itself. Don’t choose any old saying solely in order to
fill up space. If a saying is culturally significant, but neither
profound nor witty, then the author can include it. But be sure to
enhance it with adequate commentary.
Please Note: Manuscripts for the following
ethnic groups are no longer needed.