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Review a Book for Policy Perspectives

writingPolicy Perspectives, Trachtenberg School’s student-run journal, is now accepting book review proposals for Volume 22!

We welcome all current and former Trachtenberg students, whether they are pursuing or have completed their master’s degree, their doctorate, or a certificate, to submit a book review proposal to Policy Perspectives. In order to showcase the work of as diverse a group of people as possible, we do not accept proposals from individuals who have already published work in Policy Perspectives.

In approximately 500 to 1,000 words, your book review proposal should identify a work in the fields of public policy or public administration that you wish to review and explain why the book is significant. You may also choose to review multiple related books together. We do not require you to have finished reading the book(s) at the time you submit your proposal, nor do we require that your proposal be a complete draft of your review. We do not have specific content requirements, but we suggest reviewing past book reviews on our website to get a sense of what might be appropriate. We particularly recommend ensuring that your book has not already been reviewed in recent volumes of Policy Perspectives.

Note that you may only submit one book review proposal for consideration. Furthermore, in order to review submissions as fairly as possible, we ask that you submit your proposal anonymously. To do so:

  1. Upload your book review proposal and a brief writing sample here with your name and any other identifying information removed from the file.
  2. Send an email with your name and book title to polpersp@gwu.edu with the subject line “Volume 22 Book Review Proposal.”

Submissions are due by 11:59 PM on Monday, October 6, 2014. Everyone who submits a book review proposal will hear back by Tuesday, October 14. Note that you may not submit a book review proposal to Policy Perspectives if you submitted an article that was selected or if you have been chosen to be an Associate Editor. Also note that you may not submit proposals for both a book review and an interview. If you have any questions, please email us at polpersp@gwu.edu or stop by MPA 602A during our open office hours on Thursday, September 4, from 4:30-6:30p.m.. We look forward to your submissions!

– Anne Kruse and Christine Mellen, Editors-in-Chief



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