2012 PLJ Calls for Papers - Varied Deadlines

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Pennsylvania Literary Journal: Anaphora Literary Press

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. Three issues, starting with the Summer 2010 Issue, "New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature," are on sale through Amazon and other distributors. PLJ is also available through the EBSCO Academic Complete database in full-text. It is listed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Genamics JournalSeek, and Duotrope's Digest. The journal is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, and the third and fourth issues were displayed on the CELJ table at the January, 2011 MLA Convention in Los Angeles, where the Editor-in-Chief, Anna Faktorovich, presented her research and chaired a few panels. The business is registered in Pennsylvania. An "In Brief" article about the Journal, by the Editor, was published in the November/December 2009 Issue of the D-Lib Magazine. A scholarly essay on the journal and on online publishing appeared in Peer English (UK). The Journal is published through the Anaphora Literary Press, www.anaphoraliterary.wordpress.com.

Pennsylvania Literary Journal Calls for Papers:

"New Formalism: Spring 2012 Issue": After a series of historicisms, formalism has returned once again to claim a place in twenty-first century deliberations about literature. We consider Marjorie Levinson's "What Is New Formalism?" (PMLA, March 2007) to be a helpful commentary on this development. We invite submissions in all fields of literary study that either address broadly the turn to the aesthetic in critical discourse or focus more narrowly on a particular work or author in terms of new formalist concerns. We are open to consideration of a range of genres, national literatures, and periods. The deadline is January 5, 2012; the length of essay should be between 4,000 and 9,000 words. The work should be written according to MLA style. Please submit your essay to Guest Editor Dr. Nicholas Birns (birnsn@newschool.edu).

"British Studies, Post-1745: Summer 2012 Issue": For this issue we welcome submissions of literary criticism in the field of British literary criticism or British studies. We are open to any theoretical or critical approaches, as long as the research is original and thought-provoking. The deadline is May 5, 2012; the length of essays should be between 4,000 and 9,000 words. The work should be written according to MLA style. Please submit your essay to Guest Editor Dr. Frank Casale (thoth777@gmail.com).

"Generalist Literary Criticism: Fall 2012 Issue": PLJ is published three times per year, with two special issues, and one floating issue, which is open to any critical topics. Papers for the general issues are accepted year-round. The general issues can also become creative issues, or can focus on a topic that most of the writers submitting their works seem to be interested in. There is also potential to use these special issues to present a set of conference papers, so feel free to apply on behalf of a conference that you are in charge of, if you think the attending writers might be interested in seeing their revised conference papers published. There is an open deadline for this issue and an open essay-length. Free books can be requested from publishers for review (1,200-1,600 words). Please see the Anaphora website, www.anaphoraliterary.wordpress.com, for book review guidelines. Critical essays should be written in the MLA style. Please submit works to Editor-in-Chief Anna Faktorovich (pennsylvaniajournal@gmail.com).

Anaphora Literary Press CFB: Anaphora is looking for academic and creative books. Profits are split 50/50% with writers. Writers receive 25% of the cover price for books they buy to re-sell or provide a distribution sales list for. All future Anaphora titles will be printed with Lightning Source, and can be printed both with soft and hard covers.

Past Issues:
Spring 2011: Editing Technique
Winter 2010: British Literature
Summer 2010: New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature
Winter 2009: Politics and Literature
Summer 2009: Experiments
Future Issues (topics are subject to change):
Summer 2011: Brooklyn Film Festival: Interviews with the Winners
Fall 2011: Brooklyn Film Festival II
Spring 2012: New Formalism
Summer 2012: British Post-1745 Studies
Fall 2012: General Issue


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