Write for a Section Publication

Do you like to write? The Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources has opportunities for writing ranging from a few paragraphs to many pages. The Section’s publications and details for writing are summarized below. The publications are listed based on average submission length, from shortest to the longest.

Committee Newsletters

Committee NewslettersContent: Substantive law under a committee's purview. Practice tips. Updates on committee activities.
Submission Length: From a few paragraphs to several thousand words.
Distribution: Posted on the Section’s Web site; email notification of new issues is sent to Section members belonging to committees.

Most of the Section’s 34 substantive committees are active in the Section’s newsletter program, each producing 2 to 4 newsletters a year. Wide-ranging opportunities are available to write articles from a few paragraphs to several thousand words in length. Topics can cover substantive areas of the law, practice tips and committee activities. Some newsletters break down news by region.

If you would like more information about writing for committee newsletters, please contact the chair of the Special Committee on Committee Newsletters:

Lauran M. Sturm
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Nashville, TN

Trends

TrendsContent: Current topics in the practice of environmental, energy, and resources law. Practice tips for those areas of law. Updates on Section programs and activities.
Submission Length: One or two page articles.
Distribution: All Section members, and libraries participating in ABA Publishing’s package plan.

The Section’ newsletter, Trends, contains short articles on current issues in environmental, energy and resources law; as well as news of Section programs and events. It is published 6 times a year electronically.

If you would like more information about writing for Trends, please contact the editor-in-chief:

Angela Morrison
Morrison Environmental Law
Tallahassee, FL

The Year in Review

The Year in ReviewContent: Significant developments in the law over the past year. Each committee determines its own scope.
Length: Chapter length is assigned and varies.
Distribution: All Section members.

The Year in Review is the Section’s annual summary of significant developments in the law over the past year. Substantive committees are asked to contribute a chapter surveying developments in its purview. Chapter length is assigned and varies. Most committees have several committee members contribute to its chapter.

If you would like more information about contributing to The Year in Review, please contact the chair of the Special Committee on The Year in Review:

Mary Ellen Ternes
Crowe & Dunlevy
Oklahoma City, OK

Natural Resources & Environment

Natural Resources & EnvironmentContent: Natural Resources & Environment (NR&E) is published quarterly, by season. Each issue publishes 8 to 9 feature articles reflecting the theme of a given issue. Regular departments include Insights, featuring short articles on hot topics in environmental, energy and resources law; Literary Resources, featuring reviews of books and periodicals of interest to the environment, energy, and resources bar; Interviews, featuring conversations with leaders in the environment, energy, and resources fields; and The Back Page, featuring reader comments, updates to previous articles, and Web sites related to the issue’s main theme.

NR&E is currently accepting article proposals for its Spring 2015 issue on “Toxics” Click here to learn more about this issue’s theme and how to submit a proposal.

Distribution: All Section members, individual subscribers, library subscribers and libraries participating in ABA Publishing’s Package Plan.

If you would like more information about writing a feature article for Natural Resources & Environment, please contact the executive editor:
Christine LeBel
Mass. Dep't of Environmental Protection
Western Regional Office
Springfield, MA

Insights articles should be submitted to:
David S. May
Houston, TX

Suggestions to review books or periodicals should be sent to:
JoAnne L. Dunec
Miller Starr Regalia
Walnut Creek, CA

We welcome your thoughts and comments on any aspect of the magazine at nrecomments@americanbar.org. Letters should be fewer than 250 words and may be edited for length, clarity, or accuracy. Letters must include the writer’s name and telephone number. Writers must mention relevant interest in a subject. We cannot acknowledge or return letters, and letters become the property of the ABA and may be published unless writers request otherwise. Emailed letters should NOT be sent as attachments.

Books

The Clean Water Act Handbook, Third EditionContent: Topics in environmental, energy, and resources law.
Submission Length: Varies.
Distribution: Book buyers and libraries participating in ABA Publishing's package plan.

The Section’s publications program provides practical, authoritative publications in the areas of environmental, energy, and resources law. Potential book topics and book proposals are considered on the basis of the Section’s multi-year publishing plan.

If you would like more information about writing or editing Section books, please contact the chair of the Book Publishing Board:

Megan C. McCulloch
The Dow Chemical Company
Midland, MI

Advertisement