Remember, our theme is lessons learned from Wikipedia’s twenty years of history. That is, what does this history tell us of expectations fulfilled or disappointed, opportunities seized or missed, myths confirmed or busted, insights gained, or the probable future?
The prose should be accessible and engaging, 3-5K words with few notes. Think of your first paragraph as an opportunity to hook the reader and tell them what your novel insight is.
For essays included in the book, we’ll be using Chicago full-note style, so there’s no need for an additional bibliography.
For the PubPub front page, associate your contribution with a blurb (<= 280 characters) and image (CC-licensed; >1200x800px) for the front page. These are set in your page’s “Options/Pub Details.” You can include an image credit at the start, as in this essay, which uses superscript followed by a horizontal rule.
To submit your essay, create an account on PubPub and then click on the button below.
Most formatting will carry over when uploading, however things like image captions, section headings, and notes should be checked and styled in the PubPub toolbar. PubPub autosaves your working draft as you work; the “save version” button allows you to save a private “snapshot” version or a public “publish” version.
Once you have saved a public version, your submission is complete!
The video below walks you through these steps, but please feel free to email Catherine at cahearn[at]mit[dot]edu for help.