If your library has a directory in the reference section called Essay and General Literature Index , which was begun in 1990 and is published every two years by . Wilson, you can use it to help locate places to submit your essays by looking up subject headings. For instance, if you look up “trees,” you will find some listings about essays concerning trees in publications you might not have heard of such as American Forests . The Reader”s Guide to Periodical Literature , also published by . Wilson, is in every library”s reference section. Here, too, you can use a subject head. However, it is hard to tell an essay from an article by this index”s descriptions.
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The site will undergo major changes throughout 1998, as significant efforts to enlarge the Classical Genetics section will be underway. Funding for the expansion of the Classical Genetics section has been provided by the US Department of Energy as part of its commitment to supporting educational activities related to its Human Genome Project . For a description of the ESP Classical Genetics project and a commentary on how it relates to public awareness and understanding of the Human Genome Project, read the NARRATIVE from the original ESP grant proposal to the DOE. If you wonder what the Department of Energy has to do with genome research, read To Know Ourselves , a history of the origins of the Human Genome Project. Comments and suggestions for future development are always welcome: [email protected] Biographical Information for R. Robbins Personal Data biographical material and contact information (address, telephone, etc.) SHARE THIS PAGE WITH OTHERS
This is doubly the case when you publish a collection all your own, as there will be fewer other sources of exposure. Thankfully former publishers will almost always be genuinely happy to acknowledge your success, and it will also help their own prestige to be associated with a successful author. Collections are almost always the exclusive preserve of famous essayists – the kind you see week-to-week in national newspapers – but there is a healthy market for self-published collections by lesser-known but established authors, especially when they deal with specialist topics. Whether you’re a beer brewer, a trout fisher, a doll collector, or really almost any kind of hobbyist, there’s a niche for your work already waiting.