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The 1880-1920 British Authors Series

IN 1957, Professor Helmut E. Gerber recognized the need for a journal that would focus attention on late-Victorian and early-twentieth-century British literature. He founded English Literature in Transition, 1880–1920 at Purdue University.

ELT Press was founded in 1988 to complement ELT with its 1880-1920 British Authors Series, offering book-length studies on turn-of-the-century British writers. Even today, as scholars and librarians know, publishers more readily print titles that feature the names such as Joyce, Yeats, or Woolf. This has always neglected a host of important British authors regarded as essential to the study of the Transition era and modernism.

Choice:  "This important series draws attention to writers who have fallen into relative obscurity
for reasons that have nothing to do with their stature.... Highly recommended."

All volumes appear as E-books in John Hopkins University Press's MUSE Editions.

Book Proposals

Authors who have a proposal for either the 1880-1920 Series or Trade Book Series should Email Robert Langenfeld with a summary of the book (no more than 300 words) and attach a sample chapter. I will respond directly. If placed into the vetting process with an outside reader(s), please allow three months for a decision.

The Trade Book Series

Created to publish books on a variety of subjects for the general audience, unlike the scholarly books of the 1880-1920 British Authors Series. .

If the Book Is Accepted for Publication

It will appear in the 1880-1920 British Authors Series or The Trade Book Library Series as an Open Access Title,
John Hopkins University Press's MUSE Editions.

A Limited Print-on-Demand Paperback (100 copies) would sell for $25-$30. (If more copies are warranted, then more can be printed.)

There are no royalties. The copyright is legally registered with The Registrar of U.S. Copyrights, Library of Congress, under the ELT Press Copyright ©, to allow us to place the book in Open Access and to manage the print version.
The author receives 10 complimentary copies.

The key point for the author: the book will be online at Johns Hopkins's Project MUSE, accessed for free in countries all over the world, and cannot be removed, thus being available in perpetuity.

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