Collecting the Contemporary: Author Page

Welcome! You'll find here resources and guidance for developing your contribution to Collecting the ContemporaryThis is also the place to submit your completed files. 

Useful files
We've included some useful files which you can download to your computer: PC users right click and select Save Target As, Mac users right click and select Download Linked File As. (To read the file, you'll need Adobe Reader - if you don't already have this, it's available (free) to download from

Guidelines for Authors: these are designed to answer pretty much all the questions you may have about contributing to the publication.

Copyright Consent: we need a completed copy of this to be able to include your essay in the publication.

Sample Biographies: we need you to submit a Biography along with your essay - you may find these samples useful in preparing yours.

Other queries
If you have any queries which aren't covered here do feel free to email us.

If you have queries on the content of your contribution, please email the book’s editors: and And for questions on practical points, procedures etc please email the publishers:

Submitting your completed files
Please submit your files using the form below. You can upload up to five files at a time, and each file can be any size or type. Each file can be up to 2GB in size (it's extremely unlikely that you'll exceed this!)

We'll be receiving more than a hundred separate files to create this book, so it's ESSENTIAL you include your name in EACH FILE you're uploading e.g. Smith_Essay.docx, Smith_Image1.jpg, Smith_Image2.png etc

As well as your essay, we need you to submit a professional Biography (maximum 250 words) which will be printed in an About the Contributors section of the book. Please submit your Biography at the same time as your essay. You can download the Sample Biographies file (above) to see some useful examples.

You'll receive a Success message here once your files have been successfully sent; if there's been a problem then you'll receive an error message right away. Please note that we won't send you a confirmation email - once you've received the Success message you can rest assured that your files have been received by us!