The Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction seeks articles, book reviews and creative writing relating to literary and historical approaches to fairy tales, fantasy, Gothic, magic realism, science fiction and speculative fiction for Gramarye, its peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Chichester.
Word count guidelines:
- Long (c.8,000 words) or short (c.3,000 words) articles. Word counts include referencing and citation.
- Book reviews: c.1,000 words
- Short fiction – max. 3000 words (one story or several).
- Poetry – max. four poems to a total of no more than 4 pages/240 lines.
Long poems, traditional forms, flash fictions and experimental creative writing are all equally encouraged.
All written submissions must be sent as a single Word .doc or .rtf attachment to the editorial board via the Editorial Assistant Heather Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also invite submissions of original artwork (painting, illustration, photography, other digital media, etc), sent as colour image files, along with a brief (300 words max, artist’s statement). Images may be used as a feature section, or to complement critical and creative texts, as per the editors’ discretion.
Gramarye issue 22 will be a special issue in collaboration with the Open Graves, Open Minds project based on their conference ‘Ill met by moonlight’: Gothic encounters with enchantment and the Faerie realm in literature and culture’. However, we are still open for submissions that if accepted may be published in a future issue, so our next deadline for submissions is on 21 September 2022. If you would like to receive a complimentary e-book of the most recent issue to check content and style, please request one from assistant Heather Robbins (email@example.com).
Submissions should be accompanied by a separate file with the title, a 100-word abstract, a brief (100 words) biographical note and, for creative work that draws on existing fairy tales, folklore, myth or fantastical traditions, a similarly short statement on why you were drawn to do so. Relevant colour image files, along with copyright permission, may also be supplied at this stage.
Only original submissions that are not simultaneously under consideration by another journal will be considered. Unrevised student essays or theses cannot be considered. Submissions must include all quotations, endnotes, and the list of works cited. References should follow the Chicago Manual of Style.
For contributions that include any copyrighted materials, the author must secure written permission (specifying “non-exclusive world rights and electronic rights”) to reproduce them. The author must submit these written permissions with their final manuscript. Permission fees are the responsibility of the author.