Extended Deadline: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: Creative Writing, Brief Prose (Nov. 11-14 2021)

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Tom Gammarino, Punahou School
contact email: 

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: Creative Writing, Brief Prose

Contacts: Tom Gammarino, Punahou School (gammarino@gmail.com)

Description: Please submit a brief bio in the abstract spot, and a longer bio and a selection from the fiction/nonfiction piece you'd like to read in the proposal spot. Then, please email me your full prose piece (>6,000 words, please). I welcome submissions by both established and emerging writers. Should you be chosen, you will have approximately 8-15 minutes to read your prose. Any prose submission is welcome, but flash fiction or brief prose that engages with the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction" would be most welcome, particularly if it engages in some way with climate change and/or the Anthropocene. The panel will be held as a virtual (online) session.

Conference Note:

This November, PAMLA will be offering both in-person (in Las Vegas, NV) and virtual sessions, which you can search for today, alongside important deadlines, membership details and conference fees.

Top tip: when you log in and enter the Call for Papers portal, remember that you have to click on the title of the session that you are interested in submitting your paper to, and then click on the green “Submit Abstract” icon at the top right corner of the page!

And for those who are interested, note that our conference theme this year is “City of God, City of Destruction,” an homage to contemporary urban literature, culture, architecture, as well as other topics, including the noir genre, postmodern cityscapes, dystopia and postindustrial decay, and/or the sublime, spiritual spaces found across many urban depictions.

We look forward to reading your submissions, and all of us at PAMLA HQ hope for calmer, better days ahead.