LiNQ Special Journal Issue "Capture" calls for papers and writing, closing July 31, 2013

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LiNQ Literature and Literary Studies Journal

LiNQ is a 40-year old print and online peer-reviewed literary journal associated with James Cook University in Australia. Each year we print a special issue and call for scholarly essays and fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction that addresses our special theme.

This year's theme is Capture.

We call for academic articles and creative submissions (fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and poems) that document and question the acts of capturing, selection, preservation and representation:

• What are the ethical implications of attempting to capture a life or event?
• Is there a point where capture becomes entrapment? Are there materials that are not meant to be caught and pinned down?
• How can events, lives, identities, topics or themes be captured in exhibitions, histories, short fiction, novels, digital media or nonfiction representations?
• Are some forms more suited to capturing certain experiences than others? Are there limitations of the form and how can they be negotiated?
• How can you capture an audience?
• Why do we engage in acts of capturing? What is the lure?
• What is the psychological impact of captivity?
• How does captivity relate to questions of race, the body and the natural world?

Submissions should be no longer than 6000 words. Include a brief abstract of the article or creative submission (no more than 75 words) and a 50-word biographical note. Book reviews of no longer than 1000 words are also welcome.

Follow MLA citation style and format. All contributions should be submitted as a Mircosoft
Word file, double-spaced 12pt font. All images used must be with permission only. Suitable papers will be double-blind peer reviewed.
Hard-copy submissions are not accepted and will not be returned. Send e-mail submissions to
Ariella Van Luyn:

Submissions close July 31, 2013 for our December 2013 issue.