About the Association


The Supernatural Studies Association is an organization dedicated to the academic study of representations of the supernatural, the speculative, the uncanny, and the weird across periods and disciplines. Its peer-reviewed journal, Supernatural Studies (print ISSN 2470-203X; online ISSN 2325-4866), welcomes submissions on such representations in literature, film, television, video games, and other cultural texts and artifacts.   

Beginning with issue 4.1, publication in Supernatural Studies occurs first in print and is followed 30 days later by open-access electronic publication under Creative Commons BY-NC license.  Material from issues prior to 4.1 will be made available as authorial permissions are secured. The journal is listed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals.   

See our latest Calls for Papers here. Submissions for issue 6.1 (summer 2019) are now being accepted. 

If you are a scholar interested in serving as a peer reviewer for Supernatural Studies, please fill out this form


Editorial Board of Supernatural Studies 

Executive Editors
Leah Richards, LaGuardia Community College,
City University of New York
John R. Ziegler, Bronx Community College,
City University of New York

Assistant Executive Editor
Catherine Siemann, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Reviews Editor
Jennifer Gilchrist

Social Media Editor
Deborah Christie, Old Dominion University

Scholarly Communications Liaison
Edward Lehner, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

U.K. Business Manager
Ellen Rawson

Editorial Board
Anastassiya Andrianova, North Dakota State University
Maija Birenbaum, University of Wisconsin--Whitewater
Christina Carlson, Iona College
Curt Herr, Kutztown University
Noah Jampol, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Sharmila Mukherjee, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Stephanie Pietros, College of Mount Saint Vincent
Shannon Proctor, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
David J. Puglia, Bronx Community College, City University of New York
Sigmund Shen, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York




Association News and Events


Expanded Indexing and Archiving: Coming Soon

We have launched our embargoed publication model to coincide with issue 4.1. In addition, our Scholarly Communications Liaison has been working to ensure that Supernatural Studies will soon have increased presence and accessibility.  We will post further details as these exciting improvements go live.  

Special Issue on Black Mirror and Vol. 5, issue 1 available soon 
(click here for full tables of contents).  

July 25, 2018Volume 4, issue 2 and volume 5, issue 1 will both be published in August 2018. Because 4.2 was delayed, it will be published in print and online simultaneously. Subscribers to the print edition will receive both issues in one mailing.   

Individuals can purchase copies or 
join here; For institutional subscriptions, please email supernaturalstudies@gmail.com.


Next issue: Special Issue on Twin Peaks, Winter 2019.

Second Annual Conference
Date and host institution details are being finalized for our second annual Supernatural Studies Conference, to be held in spring 2019. Look for the call for papers soon! 

The online, open-access reviews section of Supernatural Studies is live and accepting submissions.

Read one participant's reflection on presenting at the inaugural 2018 Supernatural Studies Conference.

Read a review of Supernatural Studies 2.1 by Janet Brennan Croft, editor of the journal Mythlore.



Other News and Resources

New series on early modern/medieval alterity seeks proposals
 Medieval Institute Publications seeks proposals for its new book series "Monsters, Prodigies, and Demons: Medieval and Early Modern Constructions of Alterity." See this flyer for details and contact information.