Calls for Papers

Kris Swank

The Year's Work in Medievalism is a peer-reviewed open access journal providing codisciplinary communication for scholars interested in the reception of medieval culture in post-medieval times. The journal is published under the auspices of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism. Contributions, usually between 3,000 and 4,000 words in length, will be accepted on a year-round basis. (Essay lengths are the same size as the average Signum semester research paper... maybe one of yours would fit here.)…/theyearsworkinmedievalism/contact

Kris Swank

The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies is an open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of the Robin Hood tradition. The editors particularly welcome essays in the following areas: formal literary explication, manuscript and early printed book investigations, historical inquiries, new media examinations, and theory or cultural studies approaches.

Brenton Dickieson

New Member
The Lamp-Post of the Southern California C.S. Lewis Society
The Southern California C.S. Lewis Society brings together scholars, students, and others who share a passionate interest in C.S. Lewis and his writings. In the past, the society’s journal has maintained a strong scholarly tone while appealing to the interests of those outside the academy who are interested and inspired by the ction and nonfiction of C.S. Lewis. After a brief hiatus, the society’s esteemed journal The Lamp-Post is returning to publication. We are specifically seeking essays on C.S. Lewis, but essays on Lewis’s circle, e.g.. the Inklings and other influences will also be considered.

See full CFP here:
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Kris Swank

Speaking of The Heroic Age, they also seek relevant submissions:

The Heroic Age is a fully peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on Northwestern Europe during the early medieval period (from the early 4th through 13th centuries). We seek to foster dialogue between all scholars of this period across ethnic and disciplinary boundaries, including—but not limited to—history, archaeology, and literature pertaining to the period.

The Heroic Age publishes issues within the broad context of Early Medieval Northwestern Europe. Each issue has a "general" section and a "themed" section. Please consult the Call for Papers for information about upcoming themed sections. For any questions about the suitability of topics, please contact Larry Swain, Editor-in-Chief <haediting[at]>

Kris Swank

ONGOING: Mythprint: Quarterly Bulletin of the Mythopoeic Society with Book Reviews, Short Articles, Event Information, and More!

Reviews of mythopoeic media, discussion group reports, news items, letters, art work, notes or short articles, and other submissions for Mythprint are always welcome.

"We are always looking for reviews, but we also publish letters to the editor or society, short articles and notes on Inklings topics, art, meeting discussion reports, and more!"

Email: [email protected]

Kris Swank

The Romantic Spirit in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien
A volume in the Cormarë Series by Walking Tree Publishers
Edited by Julian Eilmann & Will Sherwood

Send an abstract (ca. 300 words) with a brief biography/bibliography by May 31st, 2020 JUNE 30, 2020 to [email protected] and [email protected] . The list of contributions will be finalized until the middle of June 2020.
Papers should be handed in by December 31st, 2020. Publication language is English.

More info:
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Irmengard R.

New Member
American Name Society 2021, San Francisco, CA, USA (Jan 7-10, 2021)

The American Name Society (ANS) is now inviting proposals for papers for its next annual conference. The 2021 conference will be held in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America. Abstracts in any area of onomastic research are welcome. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is June 30, 2020. To submit a proposal, simply complete the 2021 Author Information Form.

We have had many wonderful papers presented on naming in the works of Tolkien and other fantasy and science fiction authors, and we invite your abstracts!

A downloadable version of the Call for Papers is attached. The online version can be found here:


Kat Sas

Lands and Environments: Worldbuilding in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Writers are invited to explore the concept of world-building in all its forms and presentations, from an angle of their choosing, and its developments in SFF literature, games, movies and TV.
We want to include all sorts of land and environment: entire worlds, natural landscapes, towns, cities, spaceships, houses, etc.
Closing Date: 30th of October 2020.

Kris Swank

Call for Submissions: Articles, creative writing, reviews and visual art relating to fairy tales, fantasy and speculative fiction

The Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction seeks articles, book reviews and creative writing relating to literary and historical approaches to fairy tales, fantasy, Gothic, magic realism, science fiction and speculative fiction for Gramarye, its peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Chichester.

Word count guidelines:
  • Long (c.8,000 words) or short (c.3,000 words) articles. Word counts include referencing and citation.
  • Book reviews: c.1,000 words
  • Short fiction – max. 3000 words (one story or several).
  • Poetry – max. four poems to a total of no more than 4 pages/240 lines.
Long poems, traditional forms, flash fictions and experimental creative writing are all equally encouraged.

All written submissions must be sent as a single Word .doc or .rtf attachment to the editorial board via the Editorial Assistant Heather Robbins at [email protected].

We also invite submissions of original artwork (painting, illustration, photography, other digital media, etc), sent as colour image files, along with a brief (300 words max, artist’s statement). Images may be used as a feature section, or to complement critical and creative texts, as per the editors’ discretion.

The next deadline for submissions is 21 September 2020. If you would like to receive a complimentary e-book of the most recent issue to check content and style, please request one from assistant Heather Robbins ([email protected]).

Submissions should be accompanied by a separate file with the title, a 100-word abstract and a brief (100 words) biographical note. Relevant colour image files, along with copyright permission, may also be supplied at this stage. Only original submissions that are not simultaneously under consideration by another journal will be considered. Unrevised student essays or theses cannot be considered. Submissions must include all quotations, endnotes, and the list of works cited. References should follow the Chicago Manual of Style.

For contributions that include any copyrighted materials, the author must secure written permission (specifying “non-exclusive world rights and electronic rights”) to reproduce them. The author must submit these written permissions with their final manuscript. Permission fees are the responsibility of the author.

Kris Swank

Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society, University of Edinburgh
June 11 at 12:28 PM
We are happy to announce the rescheduled Sixth Annual Conference of the Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society at the University of Edinburgh, taking place online on Thursday, 16 July, 2020!

Though we cannot meet in person this year, we wanted to continue to give postgraduate students and early career scholars a place to share their work. We welcome submissions for papers on any topic within the area of medieval or late antiquity studies, and hope to engage with a wider audience and strengthen interdisciplinary connections within and outside of the University of Edinburgh, including but not limited to the fields of Archaeology, History, Classics, History of Art, Literature, Language Studies, Islamic Studies, and Theology.

Early career scholars and postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts of up to 200 words, as well as a short biography of up to 100 words to [email protected] by Friday, 26 June, 2020.

LAMPS Committee
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Kris Swank

The Year’s Work in Medievalism 34 (2019): Intersections

The thematic focus for Issue 34 (2019) of The Year’s Work in Medievalism is intersections.
Medievalism studies sit at numerous crossroads; many works of medievalism bridge multiple
traditional boundaries, whether of discipline, genre, historicism, medium, mode, and more. We
therefore invite submissions, both scholarly and creative, that address, explore, contextualize, or
otherwise grapple with intersections and intersectionality within the field. Contributions arising
from the 2019 meeting of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism are also welcome.

The Year’s Work in Medievalism is a peer-reviewed open access journal providing codisciplinary
and interdisciplinary communication for scholars interested in the reception of medieval culture in
post-medieval times. We welcome submissions in English covering all aspects of medievalism,
including traditional essay-style submissions that are 3,000-4,000 words (including notes) in
length, as well as creative works.

Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2020.

Submissions and inquiries regarding submissions should be directed to both Renée Ward
([email protected]) and Valerie Johnson ([email protected]). Please follow the
journal style sheet when preparing your submission for consideration.

Kris Swank

[Not Calls for Papers, but Registration info as conferences go online]

The Tolkien Society Seminar, usually held in Leeds the day before the International Medieval Congress, will have a daylong slate of papers presented on Zoom on Saturday, July 4. The theme of the Seminar is adapting Tolkien, and the papers will discuss art, music, language, and science. Included in the day's presentations is a panel discussion paying tribute to Christopher Tolkien's contributions to Tolkien studies. You can find more details and a schedule of presentations here:

Oxonmoot, usually held in Oxford in September, will also go online this year on September 18-20. Oxonmoot Online will not only feature a series of talks but will also attempt to reproduce many of the other activities that usually take place on this weekend. Details are still being worked out, so keep checking this link: for further news.

Registration and further details will be available at the above Tolkien Society links. Don't miss this opportunity to attend, no matter where you are!