Call for SENG eBook Chapter Contributions

Call for SENG eBook Chapter Contributions

Guiding the gifted experience: Informed support for success across the lifespan

Editors: Dr. Kristina Henry Collins and Kate Bachtel

SENG’s Mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

SENG Vision. SENG envisions a world where gifted, talented and creative individuals are supported to build gratifying, meaningful lives and contribute to the well being of others. To this end, SENG reaches out to diverse communities that share our mission across the nation and the globe.

For a SENG-published special edition, we are seeking authors to contribute to an eBook focused on guiding the experiences of gifted individuals, and crafted through the lens of social, emotional, and cultural development. The publication will be offered as a service and resource for parents, scholars, practitioners, etc. to support the care and well being of gifted individuals across their lifespan. Some appropriate topics for consideration include:

  • What is Gifted? Understanding Characteristics and Manifestation of Giftedness
  • Spiritual Giftedness and Development
  • Physical Giftedness and Cognitive Connection
  • Familial Relationships: Only Child, Siblings, and Extended Families
  • Community -Peers, Friends, and Mentors; Life in Cyber Space
  • Values, Interests, and Motivation
  • Underrepresented, Underserved, and Underachievement: Cause and Effect
  • Self-awareness, Self-efficacy, and Agency
  • Sensitivity, Intensity, and Idealism
  • Perfectionism and Persistence
  • Stress, Depression, and Trauma
  • Twice Exceptionalities and Misdiagnoses
  • Life after K12: Support & Empowerment
  • Parent Advocacy and Partnership with other Stakeholders

Chapter Development. With a diverse group of stakeholders as the intended audience, prospective authors should develop chapters that are inclusive in terms of multicultural and diversity considerations. Anecdotes and other examples are suggested to illustrate how the content relates to a diverse group of readers’ circumstances in order to enhance the experience of all gifted individuals.

Thank you,
Kate & Kristina
SENG Board of Directors

How to Submit a Chapter

If you would like to submit a chapter, please email an attached 500-700 word abstract for consideration to the editors at by May 7, 2017. Please include “SENG special edition eBook” in the subject line of the email. In the body of the email, please include a brief description of your background and expertise related to the subject matter.

It is important to note that an invitation to submit a chapter is not a guarantee of its publication. Authors will be notified whether or not their proposed chapter has been granted agreement in principle to proceed by June 30, 2017. Details for submissions are provided as an attachment. Please feel free to contact the editors for this special edition with all correspondence, for more information, questions, and/or to propose additional topics or ideas.

Manuscript Submission Guide for Authors

After initial communication with the editors, the submitted manuscripts will undergo a double-blind review by reviewers coordinated by the editors as well as SENG’s editorial board. Complete manuscripts should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th ed., double-spaced, 12-point font, and Times New Roman font.

Manuscript should be 5000-7000 words in total length, including references, tables and figures. Authors will need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in such a way that does not reveal their identity. Authors should note that the same criteria of quality, originality, and significance apply to this special edition as regular book chapters.

Using the link that will be provided in initial communication from editors, authors will upload manuscripts as instructed:

  • Title page containing author’s name, affiliation, email, and a complete address for the corresponding author including telephone number.
  • Blinded manuscript that uses third person for reference to previous work of the author(s) and cite work as [Author, date] for double-blind reviewing
  • Remove any document properties that has identifying information

SENG will make every effort to follow a timely process from submission to publication. Authors should work to make deadlines set by the editors. Please note that if you miss deadlines for submission, revisions, or return of proofs then your chapter may be excluded from the special edition so as not to disadvantage other authors. SENG publication schedule is as outlined below:

  • June 30, 2017 Authors will receive notification to proceed with manuscript.
  • August 1, 2017 Deadline to submit manuscripts.
  • October 1, 2017 Authors will receive feedback from reviewers.
  • November 15, 2017 Accepted manuscripts with revisions should be returned to the editors along with other documents and biographical information.
  • January 30, 2018 Final review of accepted manuscript completed by editors/editorial board.
  • Spring 2018 The special edition eBook will be published.