The problem may be that you are approaching your project from the outside in, rather than from the inside out.
The story of a professor, a university press, and Gene Kelly.
A lab instructor explores ways to deal with students’ frustration, and her own, when experiments "fail."
Done well, your book proposal may not only bring you a contract, it may also sharpen your work.
What will you be expected to publish from your dissertation?
Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: managing the advance-copy blues; how to know when you're done writing; and a question about delaying tactics in negotiations.
Across all genres of writing, the best advice on coping with the inevitability of rejection seems to be the same.
Academe is more open to nonacademics than ever … except when it isn’t.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: thoughts on switching departments, right-of-first-refusal clauses, embargoed dissertations, and veering off on tangents in class.
It turns out some academics do ask questions that can be resolved with short answers.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: How to handle a bad review; why some ads ask for undergraduate transcripts.
Seek out criticism, be nice to assistants, and other publishing lessons.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: guidance on where to publish a first book; starting off on the right foot with the new dean.
A glimpse into the not-so-glamorous lives and habits of scholarly-journal editors.
With a little help from your friends, you can understand which reviewers have been helpful and which should be ignored.