Guide for Prospective Authors: CoverWeb Submissions
Please see the General Guidelines for additional information.
- Include a common works cited page for all authors contributing to a webtext. Works cited pages can be done in APA, MLA, or another common style as long as the webtext follows the selected style throughout.
- ZIP all files and email it as an attachment to <email@example.com>. If your ZIP file is over 3 MB, please contact the editors in advance at the above email address to secure an FTP delivery method.
- In your email, please provide contact information for the lead/contact author. This person must be available via email during the summer months. In addition, each submission must include a 50-word abstract provided in the email cover letter (separate attachments are acceptable).
- It is the authorís responsibility to secure permissions in advance of submission for any documents used, including (but not limited to) student writing examples, in-class discussion quotes, and large amounts of images used from other sources as part of the design. Please include a note in the email cover letter acknowledging these permissions.
Some Usability/Accessibility Guidelines:
- Provide ALT tags for all images, especially graphics-based menus.
- When using images, video, or sound, please make these file types as web-friendly as possible via slicing and compression.
- Set table widths no larger than 700 pixels, when possible. Please try not to use the default table width of 100 percent to accommodate readability on larger screens.
- Set external links to open in a new browser window (using target="link").
- Please seek advance permission from the CoverWeb editors to create webtexts in Microsoft Word.
- Using linked CSS is preferable to inline style sheets.
- If you employ Templates (such as a Dreamweaver .dwt file) or Flash files, please be prepared to send your editable files to editors should your text be accepted for publication.