Contribute to the "Words for Football" anthology

The co-editors of a forthcoming anthology of world literature related to football, Words for Football: World Literature on Soccer and the Human Condition (University of Nebraska Press), invite original submissions for possible inclusion. Essays, poetry, diaries, memoirs, short fiction, interviews, ethnographies, field reports, video and audio transcripts, dramatic readings, and plays — of no more than 5,000 words per submission— on all aspects of football, its culture, and place in daily life are welcome.

They are especially interested in contributions from Asia about the grassroots game, women’s soccer, and the meaning of football as a political, psycho-social, and aesthetic component in communities and among persons around the world.

Submissions in languages other than English are encouraged, if accompanied by an English-language summary of 100 to 150 words. The deadline for submissions is 1 June 2006. Please include a mailing address and e-mail address.

If your contribution of original work is accepted — either in full or in abridged version — you will receive a consent-to-publish form for your approval and a complimentary copy of the anthology when published.

Address or e-mail submissions as documents or PDF attachments to:

John Turnbull
The Global Game
629 2nd Ave
Decatur GA 30030-4827


Feel free to forward this message and to post in appropriate forums. Please contact the co-editors with any questions or with leads to preexisting material of which they may not be aware.