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Pamphlet Publication Guidelines

The Unitarian Universalist Association generally publishes between two and four new pamphlets each year. These pamphlets are designed to convey information and ideas about particular aspects of Unitarian Universalism and to encourage readers to explore the topic further.

Letters of inquiry about a proposal for a new pamphlet should be sent to Judith Frediani, UUA, 25 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108. The letter should briefly describe the purpose and proposed content. A short sample of writing on the topic is also helpful. Suggestions on writers and editors are welcome.

The primary customer of pamphlets is the congregation ordering bulk copies for educational or general interest purposes. With some exceptions, UUA pamphlets are sold in packets of 25. Assortments are also available, with combined titles of 5 copies each.

The typical reader of pamphlets is either (1) a newcomer with little knowledge of Unitarian Universalism, its practices, history, and values, or (2) a more experienced member who seeks an introduction to, or a concise review of, one aspect of Unitarian Universalism. Pamphlets are usually printed on both sides of letter or legal size sheets. The text is usually between 1200-1500 words. Most pamphlets conclude with a short bibliography, called "Further Reading."

Generally, a new pamphlet takes about one year to develop. The pamphlet's author or editor is responsible for securing necessary permissions to quote the work of others. Pamphlet authors receive a modest honorarium for the work, which is owned and copyrighted by the UUA.

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Last updated on Friday, November 12, 2010.

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