This is a new, peer-reviewed journal looking at the short story from a practice-based perspective. It is seeking articles which explore the poetics of short-story writing (its reading, adaptation and translation) and the place of the short story in global culture.
Articles should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length.
Topics may include (but are not limited to):
- Short-story composition, writerly practice and the poetics of short-story writing
- Transmission and publishing contexts (e.g. the anthology; online publication; the short story and radio; short-story prizes; the role of the editor)
- Writing flash fiction, the novella, sequences, cycles and hybrid forms
- Sub-genres, e.g. the science-fiction short story, the supernatural, crime fiction
- Multimedia and hypertext; short stories online
- Autobiographical and non-fiction short stories
- Oral storytelling
- Short-story writing and identity, e.g. race, class, gender, nationality
- Readings of, and responses to, texts by contemporary short story authors
- Translation and adaptation
- The short story and other media (e.g. photography, music)
- Political, cultural, social contexts (e.g. the short story as samizdat, postcolonialism and short-story writing)
The editors will also consider:
- Original creative work if it embodies or incorporates a substantial element of the writer’s poetics
- Interviews with writers
- Translations of short fiction not previously published in English
Please contact the editor in the first instance, with proposals for translations, interviews or creative work.
All submissions should be emailed as an attachment to the editor, Ailsa Cox
, by 31 March 2011. Please contact the editor for submission guidelines. Any references should follow the Harvard system.