How to contribute to the UNS Engine Project book.
The UNS Engine Project is being compiled to produce a
book of 50 engine images. I need folks who know about vintage engines to
write essays about them for the upcoming book.
Iím just a photographer; there is no way I could write with authority
about 50 different vintage engines. You
have until December 1, 2007 to contribute. More engine images will be added to
the collection until November 1, 2007. If youíre interested, or
know someone who would be, then read on:
Really important stuff to read.
will not be paid for your contribution.
I would be very generous if I thought there was a large sum of money
to be made. This will just be a
cool book project to be involved with. Bragging rights only. [Why
I get all the money]
contribution may not be published. I
will pick only one essay per engine to go into the book.
So, in essence, you are competing for the spot with other
contributors for the same engine.
is not a book made as a historical record of vintage motorcycle engines.
Itís a photography project. The
engines selected, and the images selected, are strictly for their graphic
appeal. Almost none of the
engines in the collection are "factory correct" examples.
should be sent to me as Word files. Length
should be 600 to 1000 words. Longer than a thousand words and it may be subject to my
editing, so it would be better to edit it down yourself.
mentioned before, this is a picture book.
Essays heavy in the technical such as compression ratios, torque and
oil levels will have limited general appeal. Some of that information needs to be any essay about an
engine, but the technical aspects should not be the main focus of the essay.
essay themes: the history of
the engine development, the history of the people/factory that made the
engine, interesting aspects of the actual engine in the picture, notorious
good/bad traits of the particular engine, your personal experience working
on, or riding with the engine.
think I mentioned that this is a picture book. Essays can be funny, serious, dramatic or
tongue-in-cheek. The point is
to be entertaining, and the essays will be judged from that perspective.
double-check your facts. Nothing is more embarrassing than facts that arenít
by submitting an essay for consideration you are verifying that the work is
original, in your own words and not subject to copyright infringement.
That would be embarrassing as well.
any time. Deadline for essay submissions is December 1, 2007. Writers making it into the book will be notified during
email the Word file to me using the title of the engine print in the subject
line. If youíd rather not
attach a file, I will accept the essay in the body of the email.
Include your name address and telephone number for future contact.
as I make all this up as I go along, check back to this page once and a
while to view additional or changed information.
your essay or questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
to ENGINES to review engine images.
[Engine List by Brand]
This is the third
version of these instructions and was posted 5/7/07. (First
inquiries are welcome at: email@example.com