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creative pieces 250-2000 words. The journal
uses the author/date Chicago style referencing
system. The closing date for abstracts of 500
words is 1 June 2011, but full articles will also
be welcomed on this date. Finished articles will

LITERATURE be expected within three months of abstract


decisions. Please send all submissions,
Journal of 21st-century questions or enquiries to journal editor Dr Katy
ISSN 2045-5216 Writings Shaw at K.Shaw@brighton.ac.uk

Launch Issue: Call for Papers: 21st-century


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C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings


(ISSN 2045-5216) is a new journal devoted
to examining the genres, forms of publication

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and the circulation of 21st-century writings.

VOL 1 NO 1 2012
Published by Gylphi (http://www.gylphi.co.uk/
c21), C21 Literature is a logical development
of the explosion of interest in 21st-century
writings, seen in book groups, new courses, LITERATURE
Journal of 21st-century
and the development of online publishing. C21 Writings
Literature is now issuing a call for articles,
book reviews, opinion pieces, case studies and
conference reports for its launch edition. Articles
addressing but not limited to the following
themes are invited:

• 21st-century forms, genre and trends


• The role of literary prizes and festivals
• New authors
• Adaptations and innovations
• The rise of the eBook
• Digital writings
• Creative writings
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About the Journal editorial board from North America, Europe and
C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings Pacific Rim under the direction of editors Dr
(ISSN 2045-5216) is a new journal devoted Katy Shaw and Professor Deborah Philips, UK
to examining themes, trends, issues, genres, academics with international reputations in the
forms, technologies of writing, contemporary field. The journal will be published annually in
theory and criticism as well as the publication, hard copy as well as a downloadable e-format
circulation and teaching of 21st-century designed to be compatible with e-readers,
writings. Published by Gylphi (http://www. PDF and smart-phone settings. This will not
gylphi.co.uk/c21), C21 Literature is a logical only encourage full-range accessibility but will
development of this explosion of interest in the also bear a logical sympathy to the range of
ongoing expansion of 21st-century writings. writings under discussion, many of which will be
featured or driven by online technologies.
Aims
C21 Literature aims to create a critical, Call For Papers 2011/12: 21st-century Modes
discursive space for the promotion and of Writing
exploration of 21st-century writings in English. The first decade of the new millennium
It will address a range of narratives in witnessed an explosion in the variety and
contemporary culture, from the novel, poem function of modes of writing in contemporary
and play to hypertext, digital gaming and societies the world over. From innovations in
contemporary creative writing. It will feature recognised forms such as the novel, poem, play
engaged theoretical pieces alongside new and short story to developments in blogging,
unpublished creative works and investigate the digital writings, new media and creative writing,
challenges that new media present to traditional modes of writing dominated the development
categorizations of literary writing. of 21st-century literature. The new millennium
also witnessed exciting challenges to literary
Scope conventions including form, genre and trends
Articles are encouraged from academics, from Steampunk to Slash, Nordic Noir to
contemporary writers, publishers and readers. Faction. The publishing industry also changed,
The journal will publish articles on 21st- with technological advances giving rise to the
century writings as well as reviews, features dawn of the eBook and corporate sponsorship
and opinion pieces from academics, readers igniting debates about the usefulness of literary
and writers in the field, papers, review papers, prizes and festivals. The first edition of C21
case studies, rapid communications (letters), will focus on these evolutions in writings from
conference reports, and calendars of events 2000-2011/12 to offer the emerging field of
and provide a range of advertising opportunities 21st-century literature as a new and directional
for publishers and academic institutions. The source of understanding and creative inspiration
journal is supported by an interdisciplinary for contemporary students and scholars.
For its launch edition, C21 Literature is issuing Editors
a call for articles, book reviews, opinion pieces, Katy Shaw (University of Brighton)
case studies or conference reports addressing, Deborah Philips (University of Brighton)
but not limited to:
Editorial Board
• 21st-century form, genre and trends Philip Tew (Brunel University)
• The role of literary prizes and festivals John Wrighton (Ryerson University, Canada/
• New authors University of Brighton)
• Adaptations and innovations Sarah Dillon (University of St Andrews)
• The rise of the eBook Kaye Mitchell (University of Manchester)
• Digital writings Sian Adiseshiah (University of Lincoln)
• Creative writings William McEvoy (University of Sussex)
• Book Clubs Gavin Stewart (University of Bedfordshire)
Barry King (Auckland University of Technology,
Articles should be 6000-7000 words, creative New Zealand)
pieces 250-2000 words and book reviews Rachel Falconer (University of Lausanne,
250-500 words in length. The journal uses the Switzerland)
author/date Chicago style referencing system. Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)
The closing date for abstracts is 1 June 2011 Martin Middeke (Augsburg University, Germany)
although full articles will also be welcomed on Louise Welsh (University of Glasgow)
this date. Finished articles will be expected
within three months of abstract decisions. Reviews Editors
Please send all submissions, questions or Rupert Hildyard (University of Lincoln)
enquiries to journal editor Dr Katy Shaw at Christopher Marlow (University of Lincoln)
K.Shaw@brighton.ac.uk