Information for Authors
Article topic availability is on a first-come-first-serve basis. The editors will make final topic assignments and send each author a copy of the Contributor Agreement.
The editors welcome suggestions for additions to the headword list. These suggestions will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Timeframe and Payment
Authors will have 90 days from assignment to submit their manuscripts. After editorial amendments, the entry will be finalized and Facts on File will make payments directly to contributors.
Reserving an Entry
Interested authors should contact Dr. Glenn Sanford at:
Include “IR Encyclopedia” in the email reference line.
Facts on File, America’s leading reference work publisher, has commissioned The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History. Co-Editors Dr. Kenneth E. Hendrickson and Dr. Glenn Sanford are seeking contributing authors to write entry articles.
The Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in World History will consist of three volumes, each approximately 250,000 to 300,000 words long. The actual subject entries will range in length from around 1000 words to roughly 3000 words, with emphasis on clarity and accessibility for secondary and first-year college student audiences. Each of the entries will conclude with cross-references as well as a brief list of suggested readings to alert readers to more detailed information. Please see the enclosed sample entry.
Qualified authors are invited to contribute either articles, images, or both. Standard 1000-word articles will earn the author $50 each. Remuneration for longer articles will depend on the length of the entry submitted. Length for each entry will be negotiated in advance and confirmed by the editors. Contributors submitting multiple entries may opt to receive a full set of the encyclopedia ($300 retail price) in lieu of $250 of entry-based compensation. Authors doing sufficient entries may combine cash and book compensation.
Additional compensation may be available for those who identify images and or supplementary materials. All such arrangements must be made in advance and are contingent upon the inclusion of these materials in the final published work.