Literary Journalism Studies call for submissions

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The Journal of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

LITERARY JOURNALISM STUDIES, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS), invites submissions of scholarly articles on literary journalism, which is also known as narrative journalism, literary reportage, reportage literature, "new journalism" and the nonfiction novel, as well as literary nonfiction and creative nonfiction that emphasizes cultural revelation. The journal is international in scope and seeks submissions on the theory, history and pedagogy of literary journalism throughout the world. All disciplinary approaches are welcome.

To encourage an international dialogue, the journal is also willing to consider publishing short examples or excerpts of literary journalism from beyond the Anglosphere and accompanied by a scholarly gloss about the author not widely known outside his or her country. The example or excerpt must be translated into English. The scholarly gloss must be between 1,500 and 2,500 words long and indicate why the example is important in the context of its national culture. Together, both the text and the gloss must not exceed 8,000 words in length. The contributor is responsible for obtaining all copyright permissions, including from the publisher, author, and translator as necessary.

E-mail submission (as an MS Word attachment) is mandatory, and submissions should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length, including notes. A cover page indicating the title of the paper, the author's name and institutional affiliation, and contact information must accompany all submissions. The author's name should not appear on the required 100-word abstract or on the paper itself, as all submissions will be blind reviewed. All submissions must be in English and follow the Chicago Manual of Style (Humanities style with endnotes). Please e-mail all submissions and/or related queries to the editor at

John C. Hartsock, Ph.D., Editor
State University of New York at Cortland
Department of Communication Studies
P.O. Box 2000
State University of New York at Cortland
Cortland, NY 13045-0900 U.S.A.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. To be considered for the inaugural Fall 2009 issue, contributions must be submitted by e-mail by 30 May 2009. Copyright reverts to the contributor after publication with the provision that should the submission be subsequently republished reference is made to initial publication in LITERARY JOURNALISM STUDIES.

BOOK REVIEWS: The journal invites short reviews of 1,000-2,000 words on both the scholarship of literary journalism and recent original works of literary journalism that deserve greater recognition among scholars. Book reviews are not blind reviewed but selected by the book review editorsbased on merit. Reviewers may suggest book review prospects or write the book review editors for suggestions. Usually reviewers will be responsible for obtaining their respective books. Book reviews and/or related queries should be e-mailed to Tom Connery at or Susie Eisenhuth at .

LITERARY JOURNALISM STUDIES is published twice yearly in both hard copy and online, and is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

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