James W. Long, Ph.D.

Senior Acquisitions Editor

Fields of interest: American literature, from the colonial period to the present; literature of the U.S. South; hemispheric American studies; print culture; literary genre studies (crime, science fiction, etc.); mass/popular culture, including music, film, and television; history and culture of Spain and Latin America

Series: Media & Public Affairs | Southern Literary Studies | American Wars and Popular Culture | New Hispanisms


  • Literary studies and media studies proposals should include a cover letter, working title, table of contents, sample chapters, information about competitive titles, and a resume or CV. Please also provide a rough total word count, including notes and bibliography, and information about any proposed art.
  • Poetry proposals should include a cover letter, a one-page summary of the work, a few sample poems, and a resume or CV.
  • Please e-mail a PDF version of your proposal and accompanying materials to jlong12@lsu.edu.

About: James Long holds a B.A. in English from the honors program at St. Mary’s University, as well as an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English from Louisiana State University. His dissertation, “Revolutionary Republics: U.S. National Narratives and the Independence of Latin America, 1810–1846,” won the Josephine A. Roberts Alumni Association Distinguished Dissertation Award in Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences. He has published academic articles on Joseph Conrad, James Fenimore Cooper, and Herman Melville, as well as journalism profiling arts and music events in Louisiana.