The Russians Were Coming

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Bulldog Review

The Bulldog Review invites scholarly and research papers, personal essays, interviews and creative content on the theme of the manifestation of Soviet paranoia in pop culture, the arts and American society from the mid 1950s through the 1980s for its inaugural issue. There has been a resurgence of the topic as of late with projects like The Americans and Bridge of Spies, as well as the invasion of the Crimean Peninsula and Russian Federation doping scandal at this year's Olympics.  We encourage submissions which approach the subject directly and specifically, as well as papers which interpret the theme in a broader sense.


We are an independent start up with a target publication date of early next year. No preference will be given to any particular form. We want to engage the theme in as many forms possible. Our only requirements are that the piece is provocative, engaging and well-written.


Topics may include but are not limited to:

-The Red Scare of the 1950s

-Hollywood Blacklisting

-The Olympic Boycotts of 1980 and 1984

-Cuban Missile Crisis

-Depiction of KGB in American Media

-Nuclear paranoia

-Political Satire

-The Reagan Presidency

-And anything we are forgetting


Please send abstracts or full submissions to as well as an author bio, which will be included in the final published collection.