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The Indian River Review

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:55am
Indian River State College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

The Indian River Review is currently soliciting submissions for its fifth issue scheduled for publication in late spring 2018. The theme for this issue is home: home as place, as idea, as state of being. In a society that seems increasingly unrooted and atomized, does home still have its gravitational force and tug? Against the warp and disruption of the current tumult, does it persist? Has it devolved to a walled-off and gated insularity? Can we take it with us when we go? Does it belong to us or we to it?

2017 SCMLA panel on African-American Literature

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:56am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

The "African-American Literature" panel at this year's South Central MLA Conference is accepting proposals for 15-20 minute papers.

There is no theme for this panel, and all submissions are welcome! 

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Email 300-word abstracts and a brief CV to either Jeremy Land at or to Christel Woods at

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask! 

"Writing Japan": Call for Submissions

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal ( is now accepting submissions for "Writing Japan," an edition of the journal devoted to work from and/or about Japan.

Our special issue "Writing Japan" encompasses writing from and/or about Japan, broadly imagined. We hope to feature work by Japanese writers and non-Japanese writers writing in relation to Japan, as well as work that challenges fixed ideas about Japanese identity and the Japanese experience. We are looking for idiosyncratic and intelligent work that explores the various meanings of "Writing Japan."

Call for Chapters: Liberating Herself: Emancipationist Writing at the Fin de Siècle

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

The second half of the nineteenth century was marked by the emergence of the global women’s movement.Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women’s roles in society. This edited volume Liberating Herself: Emancipationist Writing at the Fin de Siècle (under contract with Cambridge Scholars Publishing) welcomes contributions on any aspect of nineteenth-century literary feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By March 8, please submit a 250-300 word abstract and your CV to Dr.

Queer Per Verse (MLA 2018)

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:15pm
CFP for MLA 2018 (NYC January 4-7)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

Two decades after the groundbreaking 1997 essay collection Novel Gazing: Queer Readings in Fiction, edited by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, no comparable volume of theoretical engagements with poetry has appeared. This is not because of a lack of significant, queer critical accounts of poetry, then or now. Yet this relatively small body of work in queer poetics has emerged piecemeal, rather than as part of a sustained, collective effort to consolidate a line of inquiry and further a dialogue between queer and poetic theories.

Call for Poetry

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:55pm
The Wrong Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Wrong Review is a journal of literary studies and creative writing. We are committed towards promoting poetry especially emerging poets. We invite poetry, reviews of poetry, essays on poetry and poetics and interviews with poets. We accept all genres of poetry and are open to submissions year-round. The Wrong review is strongly motivated to support its writers through small amounts of monetary gifts.

Submission Guidelines:

Authorial literary translation / La traduzione letteraria d’autore / La traduction littéraire d’auteur

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 8:19am
Poli-Femo Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Authorial literary translation 

            The study of any national literary system cannot exclude a comparative approach and an investigation into the function of translations. Our aim in this monographic issue is to study works translated by leading writers in international literary cultures (not exclusively European), and then analyse the role of these translations in the formation of supranational literary canons.

The leading writers of various literary traditions have in fact very often translated foreign works themselves by turning, on occasions, to translation as a fundamental practice for personal enrichment to creative and stylistic ends.

CFP: 2017 Conference on John Milton

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:01pm
The Conference on John Milton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 19, 2017

The 2017 Conference on John Milton
October 12-14, 2017, Birmingham AL

Papers (not to exceed twenty minutes reading time) are invited on any aspect of Milton Studies, from close readings of particular works to broader investigations of themes and trends.

Submit full papers (10 pages maximum) along with 150 word abstracts on the conference website:

Deadline for submissions: June 19th, 2017

Featured speakers:
John Rumrich, University of Texas at Austin
Elizabeth Sauer, Brock University

The conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Birmingham AL.

John Clare: Encounters (MLA 2018)

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:02pm
John Clare Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

The John Clare Society of North America invites proposals for its guaranteed session panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in New York City, NY, January 4th-7th, 2018. We invite scholarship on any aspect of “encounter” (mental or physical, human or animal), ecology, and/or interrelation in John Clare’s life, work, and legacy. Abstract and short bio by 10 March 2017 to Erica McAlpine at

Leonard Cohen in Retrospect

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:04pm
The Association of Canadian and Québec Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Leonard Cohen In Retrospect