Ed. Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra
FOR CONTRIBUTORS OF BIOGRAPHIES
(Last Update: February 2012)
FORMAT and CONTENT
Person’s Name: FIRST, LAST (BIRTH AND DEATH DATE) (flush left)—i.e.
ELLA D'ARCY (1851-1939)
Biographical Entry: Begins flush left, immediately under
person’s name. Left justified, single-
spaced. 1000-1500 words.
Entries should include the following:
a) Brief biographical details focusing on early education, training, and important influences.
b) Extended commentary on career, including important contributions to literary, artistic,
cultural, social and/or publishing history. Keep quotations from other sources to a
minimum. Use MLA parenthetical method of reference. Do not use explanatory
footnotes or endnotes.
c) Where relevant, the subject's contribution to, or association with, The Yellow Book and
other aesthetic periodicals of the period should be noted. Connections to key
periodicals, works, events, and people of the Victorian fin de siècle warrant mention.
d) Include two bibliographic lists at the end of the biography: 1) Selected Publications by [the
person]; and 2) Selected Publications about [the person]. The first of these lists should
be alphabetical, by title. The second list should be alphabetical, by author.
e) A portrait of the person, if possible. May be a photograph, drawing, caricature, or painting,
preferably from the period. Digitized image to be submitted with final version of
biography, as either a jpeg or tiff (600 dpi), and the credit line to be published with it.
All notes, essays, and other editorial apparatuses in The Yellow Nineties Online follow the MLA
Style Guide (7th ed.) with respect to capitalization, punctuation, spelling, hyphenation,
numbers, and reference. Please note: we use a comma before "and" in a series. Book titles
are italicized, not underlined. We use Canadian spelling.
The Yellow Book, not the Yellow Book. Acceptable abbrev.: YB
At the end of the piece, please provide your name, institutional affiliation (if any), and a brief
50-60 word bio, in line with what you would normally contribute to an academic journal.
|MLA citation:||Denisoff, Dennis and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra. "Editorial Guidelines for Contributors of Biographies." The Yellow Nineties Online. Ed. Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra. Ryerson University, 2012. Web. [Date of access]. http://www.1890s.ca/HTML.aspx?s=YB_bio_guidelines.html|