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Women Writers seeks scholarly essays for a Special Issue on any aspect of
Women's Writing and Voodoo. The special issue will be published in the
August 2008 online, peer-reviewed journal Women Writers: A Zine,
available at http://www.womenwriters.net .
The electronic journal is in its tenth year of continuous bi-annual
publication. Original poetry, creative fiction, and/or artwork will also
be considered for publication.
Please see the website for past special issues as well as "regular"
submissions at: http://www.womenwriters.net/editorials/index.htm
Essays should be submitted in MLA parenthetical style with Works Cited
page, in MS Word (.doc or .rtf) or Word Perfect (.wpd) format. Graphics
or illustrations should be copyright free and/or copyright should be held
Scholarly contributors send 200-500 word proposal & vitae to
by May 30, 2008. Creative texts may be sent immediately, using same
submission guidelines as scholarly texts.
Accepted submissions will be due in final edits by July 30, 2008 for
early August publication. Copyright remains with original author. Dual
All proposals will be considered, but particularly interesting are essays
that feature the following topics and/or authors:
~~Zora Neale Hurston's Tell My Horse, Mules and Men, and images of Voodoo
in Their Eyes Were Watching God
~~Maya Deren's Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti
~~Nalo Hopkinson's novels & short fiction
~~Emma Bull's Bone Dance: A Fantasy for Technophiles
~~Jewell Parker Rhodes' Voodoo Dreams & Voodoo Season
~~Maryse Conde's I Tituba, Black Witch of Salem
~~The depictions of women in Voodoo in fiction, film & TV
~~Afro-Caribbean diaspora and Voodoo: aspects of women's lives & writing
~~Novels about Marie Laveaux
~~Women's Power of Subversion through Voudon as religion
~~Female Mythic figures in the Voudon pantheon (Erzuli, etc) and
~~Annotated Bibliographies of Voodoo in Women's Literature
~~Course Syllabi for teaching these texts/issues
Subject matter experts who would like to assist with editorial duties may
send a query listing expertise plus vitae to Special Issue coordinator
and General Editor, Kim Wells, at above email address.
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