P.O. Box 307
|St. Lawrence Institute|
for the Advancement of Learning
Montreal, Quebec H4A 3P6
CALL FOR ARTICLES
The St Lawrence Institute is presently looking for writers to contribute articles to Discourse. Interested parties should send their work to the Institute, attention: Editor, Discourse. The following guidelines are not provided to limit an author, but to avoid unnecessary delays and disappointments throughout the submission process:
- 1) The St Lawrence Institute is a federally-charter charity. As such we may not undertake any activity which involves political advocacy without jeopardizing our charitable status. Therefore, no article which advocates the support of a particular political party, or similar partisan political objective, can be accepted for publication in Discourse.
- 2) Discourse is neither a rigid academic journal nor a newspaper's op-ed page. We strive to strike a balance between these two styles. Authors should strive for clarity of thought and of writing style, and for precision in choice of language. As a space saving measure, we do not publish articles with footnotes or bibliographies, however we request authors to provide us with sources for all major facts and for all quotations, so that accuracy may be verified. Our readers rely on us for an accurate and balanced account of issues, and we feel it incumbent upon ourselves to verify the basics prior to publication.
- 3) Articles for Discourse have no fixed length. Each subject tends to have its own "natural" length, and we will consider publishing any interesting piece. Unless you are an experienced writer, we recommend that you limit yourself to 10 double-spaced, typed pages. This will produce an article of about 5 pages in Discourse, which should be sufficient space to deal with most issues. Should you be able to provide a copy of the article on computer diskette (IBM, state program used), it would be appreciated.
- 4) The editor reserves the right to make normal changes to grammar and punctuation as required. Authors should be aware that the editor uses the Chicago Manual of Style and the Oxford English Dictionary as the standard reference works for these matters. Any major changes to the text which are deemed necessary will be referred back to the author prior to the article being published.
- 5) The editor does not undertake to guarantee that a particular article will appear in a given issue of Discourse. Final selection of articles for any particular issue rests with the editor.
- 6) We regret that, at this time, we are unable to offer payment for articles. Until this situation changes, all copyright, therefore, rests with the author concerned.
We would like to encourage young or first-time writers to consider submitting to Discourse. It is an excellent forum in which to "get your feet wet" and to start building a C.V. Do not worry about your lack of experience, as we are fortunate to have an editor who enjoys working with new writers. Those interested are advised to get in touch with the editor prior to submitting for advice on how to avoid common errors. Please state your educational background, previous writing experience, proposed subject, and whether you wish to be contacted by mail or telephone.