Call for Papers: Mythopoeic Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2019
Guest Edited by Donna R. White
Draft Deadline: March 30, 2019
Final paper deadline: June 30, 2019
Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on children’s literature. Children’s fantasy has always been a part of mythopoeic literature, and Mythlore has occasionally published articles about myth-building children’s writers such as J.K. Rowling and Nancy Farmer; however, this special issue marks the first time we have focused specifically on mythopoeic literature for children and young adults.
As always, we welcome essays on The Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit, but we also encourage articles that discuss the works of other mythopoeic writers for young readers. Classic works like Peter Pan and The Wind in the Willows have clear mythopoeic elements, as do modern fantasies by Philip Pullman, Diana Wynne Jones, Lloyd Alexander, and many others. Studies of lesser known writers like Carol Kendall are also welcome.
To get an idea of the range of topics covered in Mythlore, visit the online archive at https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/ and consult the electronic index, which can be downloaded free at http://www.mythsoc.org/press/mythlore-index-plus.htm.
Submission guidelines can be found at http://www.mythsoc.org/mythlore/mythlore-submissions.htm. Drafts and final papers should be submitted via https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/.
Send queries and questions to Donna R. White, firstname.lastname@example.org.