Here's What You Need to Do If You Want to Write a 33 1/3 Book
by Dave Segal
on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 9:48 AM
My favorite 33 1/3 book, so far.
Bloombsbury—which publishes the addictive 33 1/3 series of books devoted to analyzing one important album per volume—has put out a call for submissions and laid out its guidelines for doing so.
Bloomsbury is demanding a lot from its potential authors. Know right now that you will need to deliver 30,000 words within an 8-12-month timespan. Don't even think about submitting an idea unless you can complete your manuscript between January and June 2015. Also, Bloomsbury lists 10 requirements for your pitch, including the first draft/intro chapter of your proposed tome (2000 words) and 50-500 words outlining each chapter of it.
Prospective authors have until 9 am EST March 3 to fulfill all of these requirements. You'll probably need to quit your day job now and devote a month of long days at the word processor to accomplish all of this—and even then, you may get rejected. Go here for the complete lowdown. Good luck.