READER’S CHOICE: THE BEST OF MYTHLORE’S FIRST FIFTY YEARS
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
IN 2018 WE CELEBRATE THE FOUNDING OF MYTHLORE, the scholarly journal of the Mythopoeic Society, which published its first issue in January 1969. Reader’s Choice: The Best of Mythlore’s First Fifty Years will collect and reprint the very best articles, artwork, reviews, letters, and creative work, all nominated by readers, along with commentary about the journal’s founding and history, and will be published in time for Mythcon 49.
HAVE YOU READ AN ARTICLE that changed your thinking about an author? Influenced your own scholarship? Inspired you to read something new, or re-read an old favorite with a fresh perspective? Is there a brilliant article you think has been neglected by current scholarship and deserves more attention? Nominate your favorite and tell us why you think it should be included in this volume.
IS THERE A PICTURE you still have pinned to your bulletin board after all these years? A poem you copied and saved? Nominate your favorite and tell us why it’s meaningful to you. DID YOU READ A REVIEW that made you rush right out to buy a new book? A letter that offered special insight or started a friendship with the author? An editorial you thought was especially insightful or inspirational? Nominate your favorite and tell us why it was so special.
DO YOU HAVE ARCHIVAL MATERIAL relating to the early years of the journal? Perhaps minutes from the early Council of Stewards meetings where the idea first came up, or a copy of the first call for papers? We’d love to be able to reproduce this material and add it to our archives.
NOMINATIONS FOR ANY TYPE OF MATERIAL should include a citation to the Mythlore issue in which it originally appeared, a paragraph about why you chose it (up to 250 words), and a brief paragraph about yourself (up to 100 words). If your nomination is chosen, you will receive a free copy of the electronic version of the book and a discount code for the print-on- demand version.
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: NOVEMBER 30, 2017