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New Texas Call for Submissions

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:19am
Dr. Francine K. Richter Sul Ross State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017


New Texas Journal

Sul Ross State University

Alpine, Texas 79832

•Now Accepting: Poetry, fiction, articles, critical and creative non-fiction,

photography and multimedia published on-line at and in a vibrant print soft-cover issue in Spring with selected 


•Complete works that have not been published elsewhere should be

submitted to Dr. Francine K. Richter at

•Deadline for submission: December 1, 2017

•Submission guidelines: MLA format with cover letter, including a short

biography. No abstracts; only full-length presentations.

Call for Hispanic/Latino Book Reviews

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:47pm
South Texas College - Interstice
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

South Texas College’s publication Interstice is looking for Hispanic and Latino book reviews to incorporate in their upcoming 14th volume. Submissions are accepted by January 15, 2018. 

The review must adhere to the following criteria.

ACLA 2018: Stepping Off the End

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
Anne McConnell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

In the Afterword to “Canicula di Anna” in Plainwater, Anne Carson asks the reader, “what is so terrible about stepping off the end of a story?” (88). “Stepping off the end of a story” might mean a variety of things; in this context, Carson points to a textual moment, the end, and our unwillingness to let it arrive and therefore accept our outsidership. We seek the end, the closure to the story, at the same time that we put it off, lingering along the edges of the cliff, knowing that the end means we will be cast out, dislocated at the moment of completion. We might seek other ways to fill the silence that follows the story, finding a means to perpetuate the story beyond its seeming departure: “Because you would always like to know a little more.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'Contemporary Dramatic Monologues’

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:42pm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'Contemporary Dramatic Monologues’

(Dramatic monologue, also known as a persona poem, is a type of poetry
written in the form of a speech of an individual character. M.H.
Abrams notes the following three features of the dramatic monologue as
it applies to poetry

1.. A single person, who is patently not the poet, utters the speech
that makes up the whole of the poem, in a specific situation at a
critical moment

2. This person addresses and interacts with one or more other people;
but we know of the auditors' presence, and what they say and do, only
from clues in the discourse of the single speaker.

Call for submissions for December 2017 issue of LITERATURE TODAY

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:42pm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017

We are inviting submissions for December 2017 issue
of 'Literature Today'.  Theme of our December 2017 issue is 'Escape'.

You can send us Poems, Short Stories, and One Act Plays on :

1. Escape from self.

2. Scape from society.

3. Escape from native place.

4. Escape from hope.

5. Escape from negative thoughts

6  Escape from values.
7. Any other relevant topic which explores the disassociation,
displacement, and angst of contemporary life

Submission Deadline: November 25, 2017

Walt Whitman and the Press (ALA 2018)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
Whitman Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

Call for Papers: Walt Whitman and the Press

Whitman Studies Association panel at the 29th annual conference of the American Literature Association (2018).

Male Appropriations of the Female Form in Early Modern Literature

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

While his most famous crossdressing characters are women posing as men––including Rosalind from As You Like ItTwelfth Night’s Viola, and The Merchant of Venice’s Portia––William Shakespeare also twice imagines male characters posing as women: Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor and the page playing Christopher Sly’s wife in The Taming of the Shrew. Male characters also pass (to varying degrees) as women in works by Sidney, Jonson, Middleton, Fletcher, and others. But while much has been made of the “squeaking” boy actors who played women’s parts on the early modern stage, very little critical attention has been paid to male characters wearing women’s weeds in early modern literature.

Thomas Merton (CEA 4/5-4/7/18)

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:16pm
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

International Thomas Merton Society 

at the

College English Association


St. Petersburg, Florida, April 5-7, 2018

Call for Papers


Deadline extended: Seminar: Literatures and/of Waste

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 3:44pm
Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Themes of waste and waste management circulate in contemporary literature as demonstrated in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the scatological poetry of A.R. Ammons, the collages of James Schuyler and Rachel Blau DuPlessis, and the language middens of Caroline Bergvall’s Drift. Collections like Jennifer Scappettone’s The Republic of Exit 43 also highlight the shared architecture of landfills and human bodies connected by waste, built environments, and literary corpuses. The purpose of the seminar is then twofold. First, this seminar invites participants to explore art, film, and literature through the lens of waste, waste management, and toxic materialism.

Updated: Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Papers and Panels for Southwest/American Popular Culture Association Conference

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:38pm
Southwest American/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017 (extended)