CFP For St. John’s Humanities Review

Call for papers, The St. John’s Humanities Review Spring 2019 Issue

The St. John’s University Humanities Review

Deadline for Abstracts: December 31, 2018
Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2019
Editors: M.H. Daniels and Steven O. Ikeme
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“2020 Vision” A Special Issue of The St. John’s University Humanities Review Spring 2019

Focusing on writing that has been published during Trump’s presidency, The St. John’s University Humanities Review ( is accepting submissions for its special issue, “2020 Vision” which will be published in the spring of 2019.

The editors are seeking essays and interviews that contemplate national unrest, progressive values, and the literature of the under-represented during the Trump presidency. The editors are especially interested in reviews or criticisms that consider immigration, race, gender non-conformity, and queer issues, as well as all versions of living in America between 2016 and 2020. The editors are also seeking book reviews on recent publications, both fiction or non-fiction, that contain these themes.

If interested in reviewing one of the following titles, or a recent title of your suggestion, please reach out to the editors immediately.

Vox by Christina Dalcher

American War by Omar El Akkad

Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance by Bill McKibben

There, There by Tommy Orange

Night Soil by Dale Peck

The editors are currently seeking abstracts (followed by submissions in mid-February) for an issue that will be published in the spring of 2019; we encourage submissions from all races, ethnicities, ages, abilities, religions, and gender identities to submit. If you are interested in contributing to the special issue, please submit an abstract of 250 words describing your essay, along with a working title, as well as a CV by December 31, 2018.

If your abstract is accepted, the final deadline for submissions is February 15, 2019. The St. John’s University Humanities Review is a peer-reviewed publication.

Submissions must be sent as Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx only) attached via email (i.e. not in the body text of the email) to both editors:

Submissions must be double-spaced, adhering to Chicago Manual of Style (NB w/footnotes, 16th Edition) or MLA. Book reviews and interviews should be no more than 1000 words; essays and all other submissions no more than 5000 words. The editors are open to non-traditional submissions as well, so please contact us with any questions or suggestions you may have.

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