Calls for Contributions

Ecomasculinities Edited Volume

Call for Papers Edited Volume: The Flourishing of New Men: Ecomasculinities in North America (provisional title) Editor: Rubén Cenamor

Traditionally, the relationship between the American male and nature has been that of the dominant and the dominated. From the real-life case of Teddy Roosevelt and his son Kermit to the fictionalized lives of cowboys, pioneers, and other western heroes, men have proved their masculinity by subduing nature to their will and by exploring, penetrating and conquering the ‘virgin land’. This subjugation has led ecofeminists to ...

Arcs Prose Poem Magazine Call for Submission

Arcs magazine is an on-line seasonal magazine specialized exclusively with prose poem. We accept any prose poem characterized by following: 1- Written in English. 2- Written in sentences and paragraph.( horizontal as prose piece) 3- Written in poetic narration (anti-narration). 4- Unsolicited. We are independent young magazine, so we cannot pay to poets, but by publishing here, we say to them that they are real writers of modern prose poem from deep critical point. In addition there will be a short stylistic review of poems in every issue, and ...

Left in the West Book Project

Seeking 1-2 essays to complete Left in the West, a collection of critical essays I’m editing about the literary left in the American West. I am explicitly seeking work that considers the literary/political left in relation to environmental justice/environmental literature. 300-word abstract and author biography due February 1; deadline for completed essays is April 1, 2017. Please send material or queries to Gioia Woods at

Ecological Policy and the Narratives of the Amazon: Literatures and Cultures


This project, Ecological Policy and the Narratives, Literatures and Cultures, is a project that aims to highlight through the elaboration of a book the construction of narratives about the Amazon, understood here as symbolic space of resistance to its material destruction. The project also represents an attempt to construct a critique about the so-called modern ecological rationality and its relationship to environmental destruction and, especially, the destruction of its nonhuman beings. Taking into account the roots of the term ecological politics and ...

EPIZOOTICS! Literary Journal Call for Submissions

Submissions for EPIZOOTICS! #2 are now being accepted for publication in early 2017. We invite submissions of literary criticism, poetry, microfiction, artwork, photography, translations and interviews.

In particular, we would like to develop a forum for questions concerning the anthropocene, the post-human, the ecocritical, the phenomenological, the spatial, the philosophical, the contemporary and the migratory. There is no set theme. However, we are looking for experimental, philosophical, contemporary and risk-taking material.

General Submission Guidelines:

We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your ...

Call for Chapters: A Companion to Arctic Cinema

Editors Emma Vestrheim and Luis R. Antunes are pleased to announce the preparation of A Companion to Arctic Cinema (under contract with Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 2018) and to ask for expressions of interest in contributions to the book.

A Companion to Arctic Cinema is a collection of original essays authored by experts and leading scholars in a range of topics that provide a comprehensive overview of the history and variety of forms of films made in the Arctic regions of the globe.

Major contributions have ...

Hawthorne and the Environment: Ecocritical Perspectives

Through depictions of forests and seashores, animals and plants, the wild and the domestic, Hawthorne’s writings abound with explorations of the human relationship to the physical environment. Yet the moral and ethical significance of nature as physical, biological environment has often been overlooked in critical interpretations of “Nature” as symbol in Hawthornian romance. While Hawthorne’s Transcendentalist contemporaries have been central to ecocritical studies, Hawthorne’s works have yet to receive deep attention for their concerns with the physical environment. We invite submissions for a ...

Anthology of Contemporary Appalachian Nature Writing

Dear Colleagues: Submissions are currently being accepted for an anthology of Appalachian nature writing, tentatively titled “Appalachian Nature.” While there are locale-specific nature writing anthologies, this will be the first to focus on the entire Appalachian region.

Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and one-act plays are welcomed and demographics traditionally underrepresented in Appalachian literature are encouraged to submit.

While all contributions should engage with the Appalachian environment specifically, possible topics or themes include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

-Travel narratives -Bucolic nature -Disability and the environment -Animal ...

Edited Collection: Experiencing Nonhuman Spaces: Between Description and Narration

Experiencing Nonhuman Spaces: Between Description and Narration

“We felt enlarge itself round us the huge blackness of what is outside us, of what we are not,” declares Bernard in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves (1931/2000, 213). “What we are not”—the nonhuman—has emerged as one of the most thought-provoking concepts in contemporary literary scholarship. As Mark McGurl puts it, “the obdurate rock, the dead-cold stone [has taken] center stage as an image of the non-human thing, the thing that simply does not care, and has been ...

Special Edition of the Animal Studies Journal: Animal Sanctuaries

Special Edition of the Animal Studies Journal: ‘Animal Sanctuaries’

Guest Editor: Elan Abrell

We seek articles that consider animal sanctuaries as unique sites of human-animal interaction that both influence and are influenced by the way animals are treated and understood in larger contexts. How do animal sanctuaries contribute to the broader animal protection movement, what limits and challenges do they face, and what sorts of new models for living with and caring for captive animals might they provide?

Papers might consider:

What constitutes a sanctuary? What do concepts ...