Dear Colleagues:


Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing ( invites edition proposals for the 2017 issue. Many scholars know about fascinating, little-known, or understudied texts that deserve to be edited thoughtfully and imaginatively. We offer a venue to turn this knowledge into sustainable, peer-reviewed publications that will enrich the digital record of our cultural heritage. If you are interested in editing a small-scale digital edition, we want to hear from you. Proposals for the 2017 issue are due by July 20, 2016.  

Proposals should be approximately 1000 words long and should include the following information:

-       A description of content, scope, and approach. Please describe the materials you will edit and how you will approach editing and commenting on them. A well-researched apparatus (an introduction, annotations, etc.) will be key to most successful proposals.

-       A statement of significance. Please briefly explain how this edition will contribute to your field.

-       Approximate length.

-       Description of technical proficiency. With only rare exceptions, any edition published by Scholarly Editing must be in XML (Extensible Markup Language) that complies with TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) Guidelines, which have been widely accepted as the de facto standard for digital textual editing. Though experience with TEI is not necessary in order to publish an edition, a sense of your technical experience will help us to assess the viability of the edition. Please indicate your facility with TEI or explain why another technical approach makes better sense for your work.

-       A brief description of how you imagine the materials should be visually represented. Scholarly Editing will provide support to display images and text in an attractive house style. If you wish to create a highly customized display, please describe it and indicate what technologies you plan to use to build it.

Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing also publishes articles and reviews about scholarly editing.  A CFP for articles will be forthcoming later this year.

Edition proposals should be sent as Rich Text Format (RTF), MS Word, or PDF via email to:

Nicole Gray ([log in to unmask])
2017 Issue Editor, Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing