By sharing your ideas and expertise, you will be helping colleagues on other campuses, contributing to the depth and breadth of the profession, adding to your own professional stature on your campus and within the advancement profession, and developing greater awareness of your campus.
Please fill out the online proposal form to submit your concepts. The editors prefer to receive proposals rather than finished manuscripts.
If you're unsure, please submit your topic for review by the CASE editorial staff. If your proposal is accepted, then CASE will recommend the most appropriate format.
You will receive an immediate acknowledgement of your proposal.
CURRENTS: The editors will discuss the story idea and get back to you to let you know if they are interested in commissioning an article. If the story idea is accepted, an editor will send you a commissioning letter and contract specifying what information he or she would like the article to include, the length of the article, deadline for delivery and other details. Space limitations mean that the editors cannot accept every good idea they receive. In some cases, they might ask you to be a source in a larger story or they may keep the idea on file for future editorial planning.
CASE White Papers: CASE staff will review all proposals internally and may share them anonymously with select advancement professionals. You will be notified as soon as possible about a decision.
CASE books: CASE staff will review all proposals internally and may share them anonymously with select advancement professionals on campuses. If your proposal is promising, you may be asked to fill out a more detailed outline of the book before we make a final decision. Once a book proposal has been accepted, you will receive a contract that describes your working relationship with the editorial staff, including a projected delivery date for sending manuscripts to CASE.
Decisions are based on what best serves CASE members and on what other articles or titles may be in the publishing pipeline.
CASE follows the Associated Press Stylebook in most cases. Authors will be provided with more specific guidelines upon request.
CASE strives for a personal, informal writing style and a lively, conversational tone. Avoid education jargon and the passive voice. Remember that editorial space is at a premium-review your manuscript carefully and condense it as much as possible before you send it in.
CURRENTS: The CURRENTS editorial department looks to professionals for their advancement expertise, not necessarily their skills as writers. The editors are prepared to take any strong idea and help you shape it into an article that's appropriate for readers. In some cases, the editors work extensively with the writer to strengthen the article's structure, content and language. At other times, the editors need only make small changes for clarity, length and style. In either case, the editors always send the manuscript back to you for review before publication.
CASE books and white papers: A CASE editor will work with lead writers and editors (and chapter authors in some cases) to edit the copy for substance and to conform to CASE's style. Often, the CASE editor will return a manuscript to the author to ask for additional content, make final checks for accuracy, and generally prepare the manuscript for production. CASE requires authors to submit their proposals exclusively to CASE until a final agreement has been set.
You are free to submit your proposal to other publishers.
CURRENTS and CASE White Papers: It may take a month or more before CASE follows up with you regarding your proposal. If your story idea is accepted by the magazine, you will typically have at least four to six weeks to provide a manuscript. In most cases, the article will appear in CURRENTS three months after the manuscript is received and accepted for publication.
CASE books: It may take a month or more before CASE follows up with you regarding your proposal. It may take an author six to 18 months to prepare a manuscript, and it can take six to eight months to progress from an author's complete manuscript to a printed book. The final timeline often depends on the availability of authors, who typically are working practitioners.
CASE strives to collaborate with authors who have useful information, unique perspectives, and valuable experiences to share with their professional colleagues in education advancement and are motivated primarily by their interest in contributing to advancement's body of knowledge rather than payment. All lead authors/editors receive complimentary books and a discount on future purchases of their books.
CURRENTS: Please contact Liz Reilly, CURRENTS editor-in-chief, at email@example.com or +1-202-478-5648.
CASE owns the copyrights to material it publishes but in most circumstances is happy to grant individuals and organizations permission to reprint excerpts from CURRENTS, white papers and CASE books.
CURRENTS: Please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to +1-202-387-4973, attention CURRENTS: your name, company or institution, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address; the title of the article you wish to reprint and the date of the issue in which the article appeared; audience for whom the reprint is intended; and the circulation of the publication in which the reprint will appear.
CASE books and white papers: Please email the following information to email@example.com or fax to +1-202-387-4973, attention CASE Books: your name, company or institution, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address; the title or a description of the text you wish to reprint; and the document in which you wish to reprint the information.