Journal of the British Fantasy Society: Open call for papers

deadline for submissions: 
January 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
British Fantasy Society

Call for papers: General Issue (to be published in Spring 2020) 

The Journal of the British Fantasy Society contains a mix of academic papers, reviews, interviews and feature articles. For the next general issue, we are looking for submissions from people who are researching primarily fantasy, but we are also interested in the related fields of horror, science fiction, folklore, mythology etc. Our contributors and readers have interests across many media: literature, comics, movies, music, oral histories and so on. 

We are keen to hear about contemporary works, but are also happy to receive submissions about works, creators or areas that have fallen by the wayside over the years. 

The submission deadline for the general issue is January 1st 2020, for publication in Spring 2020.

We also have two special issues planned. The first is on Gene Wolfe and his works for a special commemorative issue. The second special issue is a translated works special - either about works of fantasy translated into English, or translations of academic papers originally published in languages other than English. We will release more details about these (including deadlines) in separate CFPs.

We are happy to work with early career and independent researchers, as well as those whose careers are well established. 

Submissions are to be made directly by email to Please use MS Word or RTF format only. 

Our preferred length for academic papers is between 2500 and 6000 words, with citations in Harvard format, but feel free to query us if your work is outside this range or your work does not meet the usual academic format. Please do not use footnotes in your submissions. Please provide an abstract and up to ten key words. All academic papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted authors retain all rights to their works, but give us a time-limited exclusive license to reproduce the works.  More details on request. 

Please feel free to get in touch with any queries.

Many thanks for your interest.

Sean Wilcock, Editor

Sean is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts, Leeds Beckett University UK.