Mythopoeic Children's and Young Adult Literature

deadline for submissions: 
March 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Mythopoeic Society
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Call for Papers: Mythopoeic Children’s and Young Adult Literature


Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2019

Guest Edited by Donna R. White

** Draft Deadline: March 30, 2019 ** Final paper deadline: June 30, 2019


Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on children’s literature. Children’s fantasy has always been a part of mythopoeic literature, and Mythlore has occasionally published articles about myth-building children’s writers such as J.K. Rowling and Nancy Farmer; however, this special issue marks the first time we have focused specifically on mythopoeic literature for children and young adults.


As always, we welcome essays on The Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit, but we also encourage articles that discuss the works of other mythopoeic writers for young readers. Classic works like Peter Pan and The Wind in the Willows have clear mythopoeic elements, as do modern fantasies by Philip Pullman, Diana Wynne Jones, Lloyd Alexander, and many others. Studies of lesser known writers like Carol Kendall are also welcome. 


To get an idea of the range of topics covered in Mythlore, visit the online archive at

and consult the electronic index, which can be downloaded free at 

Submission guidelines can be found at


Send queries and questions to Donna R. White,

Drafts and final papers should be submitted via