Calls for Papers

Supernatural Studies accepts submissions for general issues on a rolling basis. See submission guidelines for full information. Calls for special issues and deadlines for consideration for guaranteed inclusion in the next general issues may be found below.

Call for Papers, Summer 2019 Issue

Supernatural Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that promotes rigorous yet accessible scholarship in the growing field of representations of the supernatural, the speculative, the uncanny, and the weird. The breadth of “the supernatural” as a category creates the potential for interplay among otherwise disparate individual studies that will ideally produce not only new work but also increased dialogue and new directions of scholarly inquiry. To that end, the editorial board welcomes submissions employing any theoretical perspective or methodological approach and engaging with any period and representations including but not limited to those in literature, film, television, video games, and other cultural texts and artifacts.

Submissions should be 5,000 to 8,000 words, including notes but excluding Works Cited, and follow the MLA Handbook, 8th ed. (2016); notes should be indicated by superscript Arabic numerals in text and pasted at the end of the article. International submissions should adhere to the conventions of U.S. English spelling, usage, and punctuation. Manuscripts should contain no identifying information, and each submission will undergo blind peer review by at least two readers. Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright. Submissions should be emailed to as an attached Microsoft Word file. The deadline for guaranteed consideration for the Summer 2019 issue is 1 June 2019. Submissions received after June 1 will be considered either for the Summer 2019 or Winter 2020 issue at the editors' discretion.

Call for Papers, 2019 Annual Conference

See the call here for presentations for the second annual Supernatural Studies Conference, to be held on March 29, 2019 at The College of Mount St. Vincent in Riverdale, NY.