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British Pop Archive

Posted: February 11th, 2024 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | Comments Off on British Pop Archive

Call for Authors, First Round

The British Pop Archive (BPA) is a dynamic series of short books published by Manchester University Press. Drawing on a rich variety of sources including interviews, memoirs, recordings, images, press cuttings and other archival materials, the books will reflect and expand the Manchester-based British Pop Archive, which recently launched to much acclaim.

We are seeking manuscripts of 50,000 – 70,000 words geared toward general readers as well as popular music specialists.  We are keen to hear from both new and experienced authors who wish to share untold stories from music, popular (and unpopular) culture and counterculture, whilst entertaining and informing the reader.  We seek authors willing to bring the archivist’s joy of uncovering long-hidden secrets and delving into dusty corners to an audience of retro culture vultures, music buffs and curious souls.

Working with an award-winning cover designer, we will be producing collectible, desirable volumes that every music-loving and pop-cultural enthusiast book-buyer will want to add to their own personal archive.

From the archive to the reader, the BPA book series uncovers the hidden histories.’ Jon Savage

You can see more details on the on the archive on this link.

Interested authors are invited to email [email protected] providing:

  • Proposed title and subtitle
  • 200-word description of the book
  • Up to 5 keywords which define the text

Alternatively, a proposal form can be found on this link which can then be forwarded to [email protected].

The deadline for this first call is 5pm, Monday 8th April, 2024.

For further information, please email [email protected]