Shirley Jackson: Intertexts and Afterlives

deadline for submissions: 
October 31, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Alexis Finc
contact email: 

CFP: Shirley Jackson: Intertexts and Afterlives

Guest Editors: Emily Banks (Franklin College) and Alexis Finc (Virginia Commonwealth University) 


Submissions are now open for Monstrum 6.2, a special issue focused on Shirley Jackson’s influence(s) and legacy. We seek proposals for submissions that analyze inspirations for Jackson’s fiction as well as submissions that consider her influences on literature and popular culture. We welcome articles on television and film adaptations of Jackson’s novels, and on her work’s continual resurfacing through direct references and more subtle allusions in contemporary Gothic literature, horror films, series, and more. Essays may also consider translations of Jackson’s work into other languages; her influence on science fiction, memoir, and other genres; edited collections of work inspired by Jackson, such as Ellen Datlow’s When Things Get Dark (2021); and ways in which Jackson’s recently published letters shed new light on her influences, perspective on genre, and relationship to her contemporaries. Relevant book reviews and interviews are welcome as well.



Completed essays will be between 5,000 and 7,000 words, including notes and references, and formatted according to standards set out in the current Chicago Manual of Style. Please see the Monstrum websitefor more information on submission guidelines.


October 31, 2022: Proposals due to the editors: please submit an abstract of approximately 250 words, including a title and format information. Please also send a bio of approx. 100 words.


November 30, 2022: Author acceptances sent out.


July 1, 2023: Accepted essays due to the editors, with revision timeline to follow.


December 2023: Publication


Please direct questions to Emily Banks ( and Alexis Finc ( Proposals and submissions must be submitted via this form