Most of the content for ATTENTION is solicited. We do, however, consider well thought out submission proposals for:
- Book Review Essays
- Q&A Interviews
- Translated Works
- Short Stories
General Proposal Guidelines
- All proposals should be submitted using the submission form.
- All proposals should be comply with the guidelines set out below.
- All proposals should be have some real relevance to Simone Weil’s thought.
- All proposals must be original and must be free of any copyright liabilities.
- A biographical statement (100 words or fewer) is required, listing affiliation, advanced degrees, and any relevant publication information.
- Length: Should be 1,000 to 3,000 words
- Substance: Each essay should have a conceptual arc to it and an analytical framework of a larger question (e.g., “Weil’s concept of labor moves along both sociological and spiritual tracks.”)
- Style: Strive for clarity and avoid unnecessary jargon. Keep your paragraphs relatively short. Though not required, narrative style is always welcome.
- Notes: No footnotes though you can add generalized hyperlinks (e.g. as Jane Doering has noted). Of course, be sure to credit any source upon which you rely or quote; do this at the end of your essay.
- Additional Style Guidelines will be provided once a proposal has been accepted.
Book Review Essays Guidelines
While the bulk of review essays are solicited, here again we will consider proposals for review essays.
- Identify the name of the author, the title of the book, the date and publisher and include an Amazon link.
- Submit a 100-150-word sketch of the review you plan to write.