Publishing Opportunities

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Ongoing Book Series [2 NEW]

Edited Collections [4 NEW]

Themed Journal Issues [2 NEW]

Ongoing Book Series

NEW! Horror Studies (University of Wales Press)
Xavier Aldana Reyes and Sarah Miller, series editors

The Horror Studies series from the University of Wales Press is the first series ever exclusively dedicated to the study of the genre in all its various manifestations. The new series aims to explore the steady and ever-growing interest in Horror – from fiction to cinema and television, magazines to comics, and stretching to other forms of narrative texts such as video games or music. [More]


Film and History (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group)
Cynthia J. Miller, series editor

The "Film and History" Series is currently accepting proposals for volumes focused on the ways in which film uniquely reflects and shapes our knowledge of our social and historical worlds. Film is, inescapably, both an artifact and agent of history – a product of the historical moment from which it is created, released, and consumed, a chronicle of lives and times, and a tool of social and historical learning – and as such, mediates our understanding of social and historical themes, genre patterns, and critical events. [Full CFP]


National Cinema Reference Book Series (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group)
Cynthia J. Miller, series editor

The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is seeking authors for new scholarly reference books on a wide range of national cinemas, to be published as part of its rapidly growing “Film and History” book series. Proposals for volumes focused on national cinemas, such as The Encyclopedia of Hong Kong Film, are welcome, as are proposals for particular facets of a nation’s cinema, such as The Encyclopedia of Hong Kong Horror Films. [Full CFP]


NEW! ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies (Univ. of Edinburgh Press)
Gary Rhodes and Robert Singer, series editors

A series of scholarly, refereed anthologies, each of which focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. considering their work in direct relationship to American culture --its myths, values, and historical precepts. This series will consider any director who created a historical space, either in or out of the studio system, beginning with the origins of American cinema and continuing up to the present. This research may include work in other media such as television. [Full CFP]

Outlaws in Literature, History, and Culture (Ashgate Publishing)
Lesley Coote and Alexander Kaufman, series editors

This series seeks to reflect the transcultural, transgendered and interdisciplinary manifestations, and the different literary, political, socio-historical, and media contexts in which the outlaw/ed may be encountered from the medieval period to the modern. [Full CFP]

Edited Collections


DEADLINE EXTENDED! Divine Horror: The Cinematic Battle Between the Sacred and the Supernatural
Cynthia J. Miller & A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Abstracts due by 15 March 2016
Essays due by 15 August 2016

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Abstracts due by 10 March 2016
Essays due by 15 July 2016

NEW! Action Figure Essay Collection
Jonathan Alexandratos
Abstracts due by 15 March 2016
Drafts due by 31 July 2016

Superheroes and Critical Animal Studies: The Intersection of Species and Power in the World of Fictional Saviors
J. L. Schatz and Sean Parson
Abstracts by 15 March 2016

Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st Century Film and Television
Cristina Artenie and Ashley Szanter
Abstracts due by 1 May 2016
Essays due by 15 July 2016

NEW! To Boldly Go: Gender, Sexuality and Difference in the Star Trek Universe
Nadine Farghaly and Simon Bacon
Abstracts due by 1 May 2016
Essays due by August 2016

NEW! The Films of William Castle
Murray Leeder
Abstracts due by 15 May 2016

The Big Book of Microgenres
Molly C. O’Donnell and Anne H. Stevens
Abstracts due by 1 June 2016

Orphan Black: Sestras, Scorpions, and Crazy Science
Janet Brennan Croft and Alyson Buckman
Abstracts due late June 2016
Essays due early September 2016

NEW! Critical Essays on American Horror Story
Cameron Williams and Leverett Butts
Abstracts due 30 June 2016
Essays due in early 2017

Encyclopedia of Racism in American Cinema
Salvador Jimenez Murguia

Themed Journal Issues


Screening the Victorians in the Twenty-First Century
Neo-Victorian Studies
Abstracts due 15 March 2016

Journal of Dracula Studies
Essays due 1 May 2016

NEW! Re-conceptualizing Cultures of Remote Warfare
The Journal of War and Culture Studies
Abstracts due 15 May 2016
Draft essays due 15 January 2017; Final essays due 1 June 2017

Nautical Gothic
Gothic Studies
Abstracts due 30 May 2016; Essays due 30 November 2016

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