ubmission of proposals for texts published by the Society are always welcome--both texts an applicant would like to edit and a text an applicant would like someone else to edit so as to make it more widely available. If the latter, please indicate some possibilities of who might edit the text.
RETS publishes critical editions of printed books and transcribed English manuscripts circulating between 1475 and 1660 in England. A proposal should include the following:
- a description of the text and its contents
- its value to us now and its usefulness
- a history (with commentary) of any earlier editions or printings, including an argument for this edition if previous ones exist
- the length of the proposed edition, including introductory and critical materials
- a description of the apparatus to be included
- an outline of the introduction
- a description of the appendices
- the number, if any, of anticipated illustrations
- ten sample pages of edited text, including notes and glosses, along with a pdf of the original text
- a resume, with indication of any training and/or experience in editing
- estimated time-line for completion of the edition
Edited manuscript miscellanies should conform to the standards noted here. Every edition published by the Renaissance English Text Society is supervised by an editorial committee selected from the Council Members.
Send the proposal and your c.v. to the President of the Society by November 1 of any given year for consideration at the January meeting of the Council.
Arthur F. Kinney (President)
25 Hunter Hill Drive
P. O. Box 2300
Amherst MA 01002 USA