Conference Paper Transformations (GSC-sponsored Session) (Roundtable)

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2022) Graduate Student Caucus
contact email: 


Graduate students who come to NeMLA get professionalization practice at writing and delivering conference papers. After the show is over, what becomes of those rich documents and the feedback you received on your work?

This GSC-sponsored roundtable aims to give practical advice to graduate students and others, particularly early career and precariously employed professionals, regarding strategies for developing your recently delivered paper into a publishable manuscript. We particularly encourage proposals that cover a variety of publishing opportunities, including small presses and open access journals. Possible discussion points include:

Choosing the right publication to target

Open access journals

Graduate student-focused journals

Special issues

Book chapters

Collaborating with mentors or fellow students


Please submit proposals of 250-300 words, with a bio of at most 100 words, on how you intend to address one or more of the talking points above. Proposals can be directly submitted to

This is a GSC-sponsored session proposal. Non-GSC officers may be tapped to be co-chairs.