Presentation on theme: "Analyze the market for your documents before writing Have a marketing plan, with 3 or 4 journals in mind Network, before, during, and after."— Presentation transcript:
Analyze the market for your documents before writing Have a marketing plan, with 3 or 4 journals in mind Network, before, during, and after
Don’t Let Rejection Beat You Don’t accept everything you hear. Ignore the cranks. (Like bad drivers, there are too many cranks for you to police.) Be your own worst critic. No one will take your work as seriously as you do. Don’t try to critique your work at the last minute.
Don’t let rejection beat you. When writing, don’t worry about criticism. Keep the manuscripts in the mail, yet don’t mail junk! When you submit something, be sure it’s as good as you can make it, or, at the very least, that it won’t embarrass you. Get to know the editors who decide whether or not to publish your work. Call the editor if you are unsure about a reviewer’s comments.
Don’t Let Rejection Beat You Don’t take criticism personally. Focus on the positive. Don’t waste your energies writing to editors and telling them why they were fools to reject your ideas. Instead, place your energies into moving forward. Either immediately revise the manuscript or send it back out for consideration elsewhere.
Work the Network Use Social Media to push your work out there. From Faculty Websites,Faculty Websites –note Danah Boyd’s smooth integration of social media. And link to her blog to see her talk about her research.blog –Note Alex Reid’s twitter, etc. –Note Julian Dibbell’s social media as well... –Note Dennis Baron’s The Web of LanguageThe Web of Language –Note Anson’s extensive Work in Progress
Sample Publication Timeline College English, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, February 26, 1985 Written Communication, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, September 15, 1985 Rhetoric Review, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, February 10, 1986 Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, Niagara University, New York, October 31, 1986 Journal of Basic Writing, The City University of New York New York, New York, January 14, 1987 Journal of Basic Writing, April 28, 1987 JAC, July 5, 1988
Sample Publication Timeline College Composition and Communication, National Council of Teachers of English, Findlay, Ohio, August 2, 1988 Journal of Teaching Writing, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 28, 1989 College Composition and Communication, NCTE, Bowling Green, Ohio, November 6, 1989 Research in the Teaching of English, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York, January 12, 1990 Journal of Teaching Writing. Indiana University English Department, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 26, 1990 The Writing Instructor, University of Southern California/. Los Angeles, CA, August 17, 1991. Published without revisions as the lead article: "Reinventing the Wheel or Teaching the Basics? College Writers' Knowledge of Argumentation." Composition Studies 21:2 (Fall 1993): 3-15.