[ONGOING]: 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.)
[ONGOING]: 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.
[ONGOING]: The Journal of Tolkien Research (JTR) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal. It is an open access journal, and content will be published immediately once peer reviewers and editors have deemed it ready for publication.
[ONGOING]: 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.
[ONGOING]: The Blog of The Heroic Age, http://www.heroicage.org, an online journal dedicated to the study of European Northwest from 400-1100 AD, maintains a list of announcements about CFPs of interest to The Heroic Age readers. Maintained by Signum's own Prof. Larry Swain.
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]yahoo.com>
[ONGOING]: Mallorn: The Journal of the Tolkien Society is looking for submissions of articles and notes about the works and life of J.R.R. Tolkien.
The journal, published regularly since 1970, has a readership numbering in the thousands and routinely publishes artwork from Tolkien artists, articles from Tolkien scholars, and reviews of the latest scholarly books.
The journal seeks to publish a wide range of topics and perspectives from scholars. Submissions could cover (but are not limited to):
• Applications of critical theory to Tolkien’s work or adaptations of it
• New or under-reported biographical information about Tolkien
• Interdisciplinary studies of Tolkien’s work or adaptations of it
• Studies of source material or influences on the writer
[ONGOING]: Fantastika Journal welcomes essay submissions throughout the year regardless of theme or topic as long as the content is relevant to Fantastika in some manner or form. Articles will undergo a two-step review process - all submissions will first be reviewed by the editorial board and if deemed appropriate to the journal will then proceed to double blind-peer review. Accepted submissions will be published in our next upcoming general issue.
Please refer to our guidelines to ensure that your article adheres to our house style and formatting guidelines before submission. We also accept general fiction and non-fiction reviews as well as conference reports. https://fantastikajournal.com/cfp/
The journal also seeks academic book reviewers. Email your research specialty/credentials to [email protected]if interested
[ONGOING] The journal POSTMEDIEVAL is looking for new submissions! Later this year we'll be publishing our 1st OPEN-TOPIC ISSUE, under new editors & new board. Pipeline is empty, so submit before June for consideration for late-2021 double-issue! https://www.palgrave.com/gp/journal/41280/authors/submission Queries to postmedievalED [at] gmail [dot] com. Please spread the word!
[ONGOING] Mapping the Impossible
A new open-access peer-reviewed student journal on fantasy and the fantastic and published by the Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic at the University of Glasgow is now accepting submissions!
Our first issue, to be published in October 2021, will be a special issue following the theme of year’s Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations event – Beyond the Anglocentric Fantastic. All presenters from the conference, and anyone with a paper that matches the theme are invited to submit their papers up until May 31st.
Our second issue, to be published in March 2022, will be a general issue.
Submitting a Paper Mapping the Impossible exclusively accepts academic papers between 3000 and 5000 words in length, including references but excluding bibliographies. Along with your paper, we ask you to submit a 300-500 word long abstract, and a 100 word long biography. Please attach these to an email as seperate Word documents, each clearly labelled with your name. For instance: TerryPratchettSubmission.docx, TerryPratchettAbstract.docx, TerryPratchettBiography.docx
Please note that we ask for your paper to conform to the Mapping the ImpossibleStyle Guide when you submit it. Your paper should also be anonymised as far as possible when you submit it (except for the file name!), as per our double blind review policy.
When you’re ready to submit, send your email to [email protected] with the subject line “Submission – [your name][date of submission]” You will receive a confirmation email within seven days, to say that we have received your submission.
The board meets at least once a month to discuss submissions, and you should expect to hear back from us within five weeks.
Authors must be current students (undergraduate or graduate) or within one year of graduation when they submit their abstract.
[ONGOING] An Unexpected Journal, a pop-academic periodical with print and online circulation averaging over 3,000 readers
per issue, seeks to demonstrate the truth of Christianity through both reason and the imagination to engage the
culture from a Christian worldview. AUJ is currently open to submissions of original articles and book reviews for all
2022 issues (early submissions strongly encouraged!).
CFP: Gardeners of the Galaxies: How Imaginary Worlds Teach Us to Care for This One
edited by Signum's own Drs. Sørina Higgins and Brenton Dickieson!
Gardeners of the Galaxies: How Imaginary Worlds Teach Us to Care for This One will be an academic, peer-reviewed collection of interdisciplinary essays, co-edited by Dr. Brenton Dickieson and Dr. Sørina Higgins. This volume will explore literature, film, the visual arts, and other creative works (especially Cli-Fi, genre fiction, and speculative lit) that imagine, invent, and embody environmental concerns. Rather than coercing texts to conform to our analyses, however, we want to approach our subjects humbly and earnestly, listening to what they say about creation care, biodiversity, or neighborliness; immersing ourselves in their stories of ecological harmony and disharmony; mourning the disasters they depict; and celebrating the solutions they imagine. In particular, we would love analyses of works that envision ingenious alternatives to large-scale planetary depredation.
Please submit 500-word proposals here by May 15, 2022. Notifications regarding acceptance will be made in June 2022. Full papers (5,000-8,000 words, including notes) will be due by November 30, 2022.
Tolkien in Vermont 2023 Conference
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Theme: The Second Age
Keynote Speaker: Gergely Nagy We welcome submissions on the conference theme and all other topics. Look for the announcement around November. The deadline for abstracts is January 15th, 2023.
You are cordially invited to the ninth Medieval Fantasy Symposium, organised by the Faculty of Humanities at the Koszalin University of Technology, Poland, which will be held on 11-14 September 2022.
Individual papers on any topic within the above-mentioned (or closely-related) areas should take 20 minutes, followed by a 10-
minute discussion. Participants are invited to submit their proposals ([email protected]) in the form of 200-
word abstracts by 31 July 2022. Notices of acceptance will be sent by mid-August. Selected texts will be collected in a postconference volume to be published in 2023. All the profits from its sales will be donated to a charity fund that helps the Ukrainian
children impacted by the Russian invasion.
[ONGOING]UKL: The Journal of Ursula K. Le Guin Studies is a peer-reviewed, annual publication focused on the work of Ursula K. Le Guin and scholarship on that work. The primary goal of the journal is to provide a space where a diverse range of Le Guin-related scholarship can be encouraged and sustained.
Call for Papers: Queering Camelot: LGBTQIA+ Readings, Representations, and Retellings of Arthuriana
Fantastika Journal welcomes work on any kind of Arthurian narrative with a queer background in theory and/or praxis. These could be, but are not limited to, Dark is Rising (1965-1977), Mists of Avalon (1982), Fables (2002-2015), BBC's Merlin (2008-2012), Once and Future (2019), Cursed (2020), The Green Knight (2021), or the tabletop role playing systems like Romance of the Perilous Lands (2019) and “The Lesbians in Avalon” setting for Advanced Lovers and Lesbians (2022). We are interested in all forms of media adaptation, allusion, and engagement. Subjects and ways of analysis may include, but are not limited to:
Critical and queer readings of Arthurian adaptations (ex. lesbian Morgana in , the homoerotic tension in )
Music and affect as queer and/or feminist influence in Arthurian adaptations
The queerness of chivalry and the Arthurian body (ex. the Fisher King's body being bound to the land)
Queering Camelot through casting
Creative adaptations/retellings of Arthuriana
Game worlds and player interactions in Arthuriana-inspired role playing, video games, and board games
We are seeking articles and creative-critical works which should be between 5000-7000 words. All submissions must include a 100-word author biography and a 500 word abstract.
The deadline for submission is 26 August 2022, but early submissions or expressions of interest are encouraged. Email us if you have any questions about critical-creative submissions. And please check https://www.fantastikajournal.com/submission-guidelines for further submissions guidelines, including information about copyright. Fantastika is an open access journal supported by a team of volunteers.