THE NEVER ENDING QUEST FOR THE BEST MUSIC WRITING CONTINUES ...
Hello lover of great music journalism,
I'm the series editor of the Best Music Writing series, an anthology
now in its tenth year of publishing the year's best writing on topics
music-related. I'm honored to be working with Greil Marcus for the
upcoming 2009 book, and hope you can help me make this the best book
in the series.
My job is tough. I am responsible for reading all the music
publications in the English language and selecting 100 pieces from
these publications for possible reprint in the volume. It helps a lot
to get suggestions from writers, editors, and music writing fans who
read every day.
So this email serves as a call for submissions for the book Best Music
Writing 2009. For the anthology I want to reprint brilliant features,
essays, profiles, news articles, interviews, creative non-fiction,
fiction, book reviews, long-format reviews, blog posts, and journal
articles on musical and music culture-related topics. I mean the term
"music" broadly to include all genres, time periods, and performers
and "writing" to mean all work published in periodical form in the
calendar year 2008. I regret that I cannot consider books, book
chapters, liner notes, or transcripts of broadcast journalism.
Please send your own best work, work you've edited or overseen, great
work of your friends and colleagues, or work that you have admired in
passing throughout the year. You can send email links, hard copies of
articles, whole publications (please paper clip or post-it the pages
to read), or if need be, just email the series editor Daphne Carr with
the author name/article title/publication title/date.
If you are an editor, please limit the number of submissions to your
publication's best, most favored, most original and important works.
You can share my email with your writers too, so they can nominate
their own works.
Feel free to forward or repost this email, and to send mail multiple
times as you find more pieces that you find notable. Please send items
between now (December 29) and February 1, 2009. Please feel free to
forward this and repost it. Make sure the contact information is
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
603 West 115th Street #120
NY, NY 10025