Special Issue: Contemporary Irish Writers, Submissions due by May 15, 2011

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ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews

ANQ: American Notes and Queries is sponsoring a special issue on Contemporary Irish Writing for Fall, 2011. The deadline for submission is May 15, 2011. For the purposes of this issue, we will define contemporary as post-World War II writing, and we invite submissions on literary works from the Republic or Ireland and Northern Ireland as well. We are open to a variety of subjects, to include all major genres (fiction, poetry, drama, autobiography, memoir). Submissions may focus on canonical writers, such as Heaney or Friel, or less famous writers whose works deserve attention.

Contributors should be mindful of the journal's niche as one which publishes short articles and notes. We cannot consider any manuscripts of more than 4,500 words. While ANQ does not publish explications per se, we are open to textual analyses that challenge common readings or open new avenues of discussion. We especially welcome submissions that focus on archival materials, analyses of fluctuations of literary reputation, identifications of allusions and literary indebtedness, and readings supported by biographical information.

ANQ uses MLA format with parenthetical notes and a Works Cited. Submissions should be sent electronically to:

Daniel W. Ross, ANQ Executive Editor
Columbus State University
Columbus, GA 31907
Email: ross_daniel@colstate.edu