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Young Scholars in Writing volume 18

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:22pm
Emily Murphy Cope, co-editor of Young Scholars in Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Submissions for Young Scholars in Writing Volume 18 will be open from December 2019 through April 8, 2020. Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric is an international peer-reviewed journal ( It publishes research and theoretical articles by undergraduates of all majors and years on the subjects of rhetoric, writingwriters, discourse, language, and related topics.

For this volume, we are accepting the following types of submissions.

Florida College English Association 2020 Conference: The Roaring Twenties

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:09pm
Florida College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The Florida College English Association invites paper proposals dealing with this year’s theme, “The Roaring ’20s: A Hundred Years of Modernity,” as well as papers that focus on topics related to the humanities and higher education including literature, history, cultural studies, composition, pedagogy, and allied disciplines. Panels and roundtable session proposals are welcome.  When: October 15-17, 2020
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at SeaWorld, 10100 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, 32821, USA

Narrative Essays from Queer Mormons

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 3:47pm
QMW Project
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

For a lot of complicated reasons, the main queer Mormon stories people hear are those of cis gay men. We would like to make available the other stories.

We are seeking narrative essays from queer Mormons, no longer practicing Mormons, and Mormon-adjacent people. We are interested in the stories of queer women, trans and nonbinary people, intersex people, asexual people, and queer polyamorous women. 


The four subject areas we are looking at are the following:

1) Identity

2) Relationships

3) Shame/Suicide/The Closet

Ghost Stories Collection

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:17am
Spectral Visions Press (University of Sunderland)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Extended Deadline - Ghost Stories Call for Submissions


Tell me a story. A simple request made by children across the world every night and one we seek to fulfil even as adults. But… it is the stories that excite, that make our hearts beat faster, and the hairs on our necks stand on end that bewitch us most. It is these stories we want to hear. Spectral Visions Press (University of Sunderland) are now accepting submissions for a short story collection, Spectral Visions: Ghost Stories. Due to the fantastic response, we've extended the deadline in hopes of a bumper collection or even a separate poetry collection.

Basic Writing and the Legacy of Open Admissions

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:18am
Journal of Basic Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Call for Proposals

Special Issue of Journal of Basic Writing  

 Basic Writing and the Legacy of Open Admissions

Guest Editors: Jack N. Morales and Lynn Reid

SAMLA 92: Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:47am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The 92nd annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association will take place November 13-15, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront in Jacksonville, Florida. This year's theme, as designed by SAMLA President Adrienne Angelo, is Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.

Conference on Mediterranean and European Linguistic Anthropology 2020

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 10:27pm
American University of Greece
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The COMELA 2020 invites academics in the fields of Linguistics, Anthropology, Linguistic and Cultural Anthropology, and Ethnology, pertinent to The Mediterranean and Europe, to discuss work, and engage in scholarly collaborations, thus strengthening global academic networks in the field.

American College of Greece
Athens, Greece

- Taylor and Francis Global Publishers (Official Publishing Partner)
- 120 major academic institutions globally
- Scientific Committee of over 120 academics

Black Studies, Activism & Emergence

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:17pm
Spark: A 4C4Equality Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 30, 2019



Deadline for Submission for May 2020 Issue: 30 December 2019


Sparkis an online-only, open-access, peer-reviewed journal published annually. It provides a forum for activist students, teachers, and researchers in writing, rhetoric, and literacy studies to articulate the public and disciplinary value of their social justice pursuits.


«Dall’ombre al chiaro lume» - The Enigma and its declensions in Literature

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:48pm
Doctoral Conference - University of Padua
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

The International Doctoral Conference at the University of Padua is an interdisciplinary and bilingual forum which takes place every year. This year the conference is open to PhD students, researchers and scholars interested in the topic of literary and linguistic enigmas from a broader historical and socio-cultural perspective.

Agreeing with Fortini (1991), the difference between obscurity and complexity lies on the nature of “darkness”, which «cannot and must ever not be […] ‘won’ or ‘overcome’ since its raison d’être lies in being […] a particular kind of ‘figure of speech’». In fact, complexity implies at least one chance of effectively decoding the hidden meaning.