Encyclopedia of LGBTQIA+ Portrayals in American Film

deadline for submissions: 
April 1, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Erica J. Dymond/Salvador Jimenez Murguia
contact email: 

This volume addresses the topic of LGBTQIA+ portrayals within American film. Covering over two-hundred film entries from the last (approximately) fifty years, the breadth and depth of this volume will generate some highly significant material for both academics and general audiences alike. Likewise, with LGBTQIA+ issues at the forefront of many political conversations, The Encyclopedia of LGBTQIA+ Portrayals in American Film is a timely companion to the ever-growing field of critical film studies.

As we anticipate completing this project and submitting it for publication in early 2022, we will be encouraging a relatively quick turn-around. In this way, the first deadline for contributor submissions will be 1 April 2021 (though we encourage pieces to be submitted as they are completed). 

We currently have a contract in-hand from Roman & Littlefield. 

If you are interested in contributing, please send an email with the subject line “LGBTQIA+ in Film,” and we will forward the list of entries to you for your perusal. Please note that our list of entries is not a comprehensive list and we will certainly be open to further suggestions. Entries will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition to your email of interest, we are asking that you provide a brief curriculum vitae or summary of your educational background and/or writing experience. As we would like to cast the net wide in attracting authors from a variety of disciplines and professions, advanced graduate students and junior faculty are particularly welcome to contribute.

Please direct all inquiries to our Project Manager, Ariel Tucci, at the following email address:  LGBTQIAfilms@gmail.com 

Erica Joan Dymond, Ph.D.   

Salvador Jimenez Murguia, Ph.D.