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How to Craft and Submit A Winning Book Proposal
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2/6/2013 to 2/27/2013
When: 02/06/2013, 02/13/2013, 02/20/2013, 02/27/2013
4:00:00 PM ET ; 02/27/2013 2:00 PM ET
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How to Craft & Submit a Winning Book Proposal
Facilitator: Badia Ahad


You may have a completed dissertation, a few rough book chapters, or even journal articles you'd like to transform into a coherent book project—but where do you start? The path to getting your book published begins with a good proposal. In this workshop, you will translate your research projects for a broader market, learn how to "sell" your book to academic presses, and have a completed book proposal ready to send to your preferred presses in three weeks!


Badia Sahar Ahad, PhD is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of Undergraduate Programs in English at Loyola University Chicago. She is the author of Freud Upside Down: African-American Literature and Psychoanalytic Culture (U of Illinois Press, 2010). Her areas of specialization are post-World War II African American literature, cultural studies, the history of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theory. Currently, Badia is working on a second book project that examines the concept of nostalgia and black radical iconology. When she is not working, Badia enjoys running, learning how to golf, Breaking Bad, and eating her way through Chicago.

February 20th, 2013 Guest Expert

Kate Wahl is Publishing Director and Editor-in-Chief at Stanford University Press. Kate joined SUP in 2001, and has been editor for SUP's lists in sociology and Middle East studies since 2004. She has also worked in marketing and corporate communications and in undergraduate college admissions. Kate holds degrees in religious studies and violin performance. She remains an active musician in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is Assistant Concertmaster of the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra.

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