Calls for Papers

Kris Swank

[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.)…/theyearsworkinmedievalism/contact
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Kris Swank

[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.
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Brenton Dickieson

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[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.

See full CFP here:
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Kris Swank

[ONGOING]: 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]>
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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]
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Kris Swank

[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

Mallorn accepts submissions at any time.
Guidelines for submissions can be found on our website:
Additional questions can be sent to the editor.
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Kris Swank

[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.

The journal also seeks academic book reviewers. Email your research specialty/credentials to [email protected] if interested

Articles can be submitted by emailing [email protected]

Kris Swank

[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.

Mapping the Impossible operates with a rolling submissions window, meaning that we are always open to submissions for our general issues. If you would like to submit a paper, please first consult About This Journal, Information for Authors, our policies on Plagiarism and Copyright, and our Style Guide. Then, follow the instructions below.

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 Impossible Style 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.

Kris Swank

[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!).

See attached file for issue topics and deadlines.


Kris Swank

Medieval Fantasy Symposium CFP

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.

For more information, see the attached PDF.


Kris Swank

[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.

The journal aims to publish its first issue in 2023. See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.
Submissions for Volume I are being accepted through January 15th, 2023.
For more information:
2023 Call for Submissions

Kris Swank

Queering Camelot
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 for further submissions guidelines, including information about copyright. Fantastika is an open access journal supported by a team of volunteers.

For more info

Kris Swank

The Tolkien among the Theologians digital conference is now welcoming proposals through July 1, 2022. The conference will be held in October 2022.

For more information, see the flyer below, or to submit a proposal: [email protected]