Criticism and Reviews of Popular Genre Fiction

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Anna Faktorovich / Anaphora Literary Press

The Pennsylvania Literary Journal (2009-present) is re-focusing on popular modern genre fiction, and is looking for submissions from academics and independent scholars in this field. The Fall 2012 issue of PLJ will feature an interview with Cinda Williams Chima, the best-selling YA author of the Heir series, as well as with other well-known writers. PLJ has done interviews for 2 prior summer issues with the winners of the Brooklyn Film Festival, and will also do interviews with the winners of the Cannes festival this year. Prepared research essays on popular fiction are especially wanted. You can request to do an interview for PLJ by soliciting a popular filmmaker or writer on your own, or signing up as a volunteer when opportunities become available. You can also pick a book to review from one of the publishers that have offered to send free books to PLJ reviewers - If you are a creative writer, short stories, poetry and other works of modern genre fiction are welcome. Another possibility are opinion essays on academic life, tenure, the job market, the life and craft of a writer, or on other interesting topics. Contributors aren't paid, but it's a great credit to put on your CV, and hopefully you'll choose a subject that's fun to research. Email a proposal or the work with your paragraph bio to Anaphora is also looking for book-length projects in any field – the quality of the writing style is more important than the topic.