The Special Issue will have space for 10 contributions. These will be selected from among the applications we receive by Professor Sherman Wilcox, President of the ICLA, and Professor Dagmar Divjak, Editor-in-Chief of COGL. The selection will represent the discipline as broadly as the quality of the proposals allows. Full manuscripts will undergo the regular double-blind review process. To help the selected ECRs navigate the publication waters, mentoring will be provided by senior members of the community, drawn from the ICLA Board and the COGL editorial team.