Call for Co-Editor: Collected Volume

deadline for submissions: 
October 11, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Gregory Bray/Publisher Not Yet Attached
contact email: 

Call for a Co-editor on a collected manuscript, ‘Who Was that Masked Woman: Representations of Women Vigilantes and Outlaws in Popular Media from Reconstruction to the Great Depression.’ 

The manuscript overview:  This will be a collection of critical essays with editor-authored introduction and closing chapters that examine how women vigilantes, anti-heroines and outlaws of this era have been represented in movie serials, radio dramas, films, comic strips, and comic book/graphic novels.  Looking for chapters that move beyond Wonder Woman and Annie Oakley, though a well-written chapter on each could be considered.  Chapters may also discuss representation of historical figures (i.e. Calamity Jane), though the discussion must remain on popular culture representation as opposed to historical biography. The book will accept work from seasoned as well as emerging scholars.  A publisher is not yet attached. 

The Co-editor should have a background in areas of popular media studies such as film, radio/TV, graphic novels, fan studies, and a strong feminist/gender/sexuality studies background in specialized area is a must.  

The co-editor’s responsibilities:  Help cultivate chapters according to the anticipated, but currently flexible, series of deadlines:

Call for abstracts:  October 30th  

Abstracts Due: December 15th 

Full Chapter Acceptance Notification: January 15th

Full Chapters Due May 31st 

Manuscript ready for publisher Fall 2022.

The co-editor will assist with formatting, citations, and cultivating the book’s sub-categorizations and heading.  Copy-editing responsibilities will be evenly divided.

About the editor:  Gregory Bray, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Digital Media and Journalism at SUNY New Paltz.  He serves on editorial board for the Journal of Popular Culture, and has previously served on the Board of Directors at the Broadcast Education Association.  His work has been published through The Journal of Popular Culture, McFarland Press, and Atropos Press.  Bray’s media work has been screened at international film festivals, including The Woodstock Film Festival, and has been broadcast on PBS and NPR affiliates.


To inquire about the possibility, please submit CV and letter of inquiry here: