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An Invitation to Conservatism

Prospective Author Application

We invite all interested authors to apply to be a part of An Invitation to Conservatism.


The editorial board encourages all prospective authors to read the materials provided in
this packet, particularly the 3-page introductory essay. This will ensure that you
understand the conservative philosophy that the editorial board espouses and also that
you understand how to frame your essay. A complete application will include the
following:

1) A completed copy of the next page of this Prospective Author Application to serve as
the coversheet for your submission. It also serves as your acknowledgment of the terms
of submission.

2) Short answers (no more than 250 words each) to the following questions:

- Briefly describe your educational and professional background.


- Why are you a conservative?
- On what topic would you like to write and why do you feel you are best suited
for this topic?

3) A writing sample of 750 words or less that responds to the following prompt. This
should be a summary/short version of the essay that you would write if selected.

Discuss the appropriate roles of the government and the private sector in relation to your
chosen topic.

(Note: The best essays will discuss how society should approach the policy area and
address why a government dedicated to securing and protecting individual liberties
stewards over a more successful societal outcome.)

Please send all materials via email to conservatism.project@gmail.com or to the


following physical address:

An Invitation to Conservatism
c/o Robert Wheeler
3906 Huntingdon Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
An Invitation to Conservatism
Prospective Author Application

Name: ___________________________________ Age: ____________________

Email Address: ____________________________ Phone Number: _______________

Desired Topic: ___________________________________________________________

Date: ___________________________________________________________________

Please read the following statement. By Submitting this application, you


acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to the following:

I am applying to have my work published in An Invitation to Conservatism. I understand


that all decisions regarding the inclusion or exclusion of my work will be made solely by
the editorial board of the project. I understand that all work that I submit for
consideration will become the property of the editorial board and will not be returned.
However, in the event that my work is not selected for publication, the editorial board of
An Invitation to Conservatism agrees that none of my work will be used in the project.

I understand that I will not be financially compensated unless my work is selected for
publication by the editorial board and that An Invitation to Conservatism is published. In
the event that my work is selected and published in An Invitation to Conservatism, I agree
to be financially compensated in the form of a fixed percentage of the project’s royalties
to be negotiated between myself and the editorial board prior to the publication of my
work.

In return for this contingent financial compensation, the editorial board of An Invitation
to Conservatism acquires all rights to any work that I submit. I waive all right to any
other form of financial compensation for the work I submit for this project.

Furthermore, I agree that all deliberations and decisions regarding the selection of a
publisher for An Invitation to Conservatism will be conducted by the editorial board.
Finally, the royalty structure for An Invitation to Conservatism will be negotiated and
agreed upon solely between the editorial board and the publisher.