Short Fiction in Theory & Practice (Journal)

ISSN 20430701 , ONLINE ISSN 2043071X

Short Fiction in Theory & Practice provides an international forum for all those writing, reading, translating or publishing the short story, in all its diversity – including flash fiction, the novella, cycles, sequences, anthologies and single-author collections; hypertext, popular fiction (e.g. science fiction, horror), the prose poem, the non-fiction story and other hybrid genres. It looks at the short story from the practitioner’s viewpoint; we are concerned with the ongoing process and philosophy of composition rather than the ‘postevent’ dissection of literary texts.

Category: Cultural Studies


Principal Editor

Ailsa Cox
Edge Hill University, UK
coxa@edgehill.ac.uk

Associate Editor

Alison MacLeod
University of Chichester, UK
A.MacLeod@chi.ac.uk

Short Fiction in Theory & Practice is an interdisciplinary journal celebrating the current resurgence in short-story writing and research. Looking at short fiction from a practice-based perspective, it explores the poetics of short-story writing, adaptation, translation and the place of the short story in global culture.

All submissions are peer-reviewed. Contributions are welcome from individuals who do not consider themselves academics, and may take the form of personal commentaries, reflections, interviews and reviews, as well as conventional essays. We are pleased to consider proposals from those publishing or promoting the short story, as well as from short-story writers.


Principal Editor

Ailsa Cox
Edge Hill University, UK
coxa@edgehill.ac.uk

Associate Editor

Alison MacLeod
University of Chichester, UK
A.MacLeod@chi.ac.uk

Principal Editor

Ailsa Cox
Edge Hill University, UK
coxa@edgehill.ac.uk

Associate Editor

Alison MacLeod
University of Chichester, UK
A.MacLeod@chi.ac.uk

Principal Editor

Ailsa Cox
Edge Hill University, UK
coxa@edgehill.ac.uk

Associate Editor

Alison MacLeod
University of Chichester, UK
A.MacLeod@chi.ac.uk

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Contributions are invited for Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, a new, peer-reviewed journal looking at the short story from a practice-based perspective. Once overlooked by literary critics, and sometimes dismissed as a practice run

for the novel, the short story is finally receiving due attention as a major art form, and one which is especially suited to the digital age. Short Fiction responds to this resurgence, providing an international forum for the growing number of writers who integrate critical research with their own creative practice.

While there are a number of literary magazines publishing short fiction, there

are fewer opportunities to discuss its writing and transmission. We are seeking articles which explore the poetics of short-story writing (its reading, adaptation and translation) and the place of the short story in global culture. While celebrating the uniqueness of short-story writing, we will also explore its diversity. We intend to cross generic and disciplinary boundaries, welcoming contributions which explore the connections between short fiction and other means of expression.

 

Article submissions

Articles should be between 4000 and 8000 words in length. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Short-story composition, writerly practice and the poetics of short-story writing
  • Transmission and publishing contexts (e.g. the anthology; online publication; the short story and radio; short-story prizes; the role of the editor)
  • Writing flash fiction, the novella, sequences, cycles and hybrid forms
  • Sub-genres, e.g. the science-fiction short story, the supernatural, crime fiction
  • Multimedia and hypertext; short stories online
  • Autobiographical and non-fiction short stories
  • Oral storytelling
  • Short-story writing and identity, e.g. race, class, gender, nationality
  • Readings of, and responses to, texts by contemporary short story authors
  • Translation and adaptation
  • The short story and other media (e.g. photography, music)
  • Political, cultural, social contexts (e.g. the short story as samizdat, postcolonialism and short-story writing)

 

The editors will also consider

 

  • Original creative work if it embodies or incorporates a substantial element of the writer’s poetics
  • Interviews with writers
  • Translations of short fiction not previously published in English

 

Please contact the editor in the first instance, with proposals for translations, interviews or creative work.

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

Principal Editor

Ailsa Cox
Edge Hill University, UK
coxa@edgehill.ac.uk

Associate Editor

Alison MacLeod
University of Chichester, UK
A.MacLeod@chi.ac.uk

Editorial Board

Emma Young
University Campus Oldham, UK

Eleanora Rao
Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy

Gerald Preher
University of Lille, France

Mohamad Rashidi Mohd Pakri
USM, Malaysia

Bran Nicol
University of Surrey, UK

Derek Neale
The Open University, UK

Adnan Mahmutovic
Stockholm University, Sweden

Andy McInnes
Edge Hill University, UK

Chris Machel
University of Chichester, UK

Sue Roe

Robert Sheppard
Edge Hill University, UK

Karen Stevens
University of Chichester, UK

Peter Wright
Edge Hill University, UK

Theresa Wray

Sarah Whitehead
Kingston University, UK

Loree Westron
University of Chichester, UK

Minna Vuohelainen
City University London, UK

Felicity Skelton

Suzanne Scafe
London South Bank University, UK

Dave Swann
University of Chichester, UK

Paul March-Russell
University of Kent, UK

Leena Eilitta
Helsinki University, Finland

Moy McCrory
University of Derby, UK

Elke D’hoker
KU Leuven, Belgium

Gill Davies
Edge Hill University, UK

Philip Coleman
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Ashley Chantler
University of Chester, UK

Dean Baldwin
Penn State University, Behrend College, USA

Corinne Bigot
Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle, France

Ina Bergman
University of Würzburg, Germany

Dan Disney
Sogang University, Korea

Sarah Dobbs
University of Sunderland, UK

Lucy Durneen
Institute of Continuing Education, Cambridge University, UK

Zoe Lambert
Manchester University, UK

Tom Jenks
Edge Hill University, UK

Ursula Hurley
Salford University, UK

Charles Holdefer
University of Poitiers, France

Andy Hedgecock
Independent Scholar

Nicholas Foxton
Kingston University, UK

Carol Fenlon

Karen D’Souza
Edge Hill University, UK

Alison MacLeod
University of Chichester, UK

Principal Editor

Ailsa Cox
Edge Hill University, UK
coxa@edgehill.ac.uk

Associate Editor

Alison MacLeod
University of Chichester, UK
A.MacLeod@chi.ac.uk

 
ERIH
 
International Bibliography of Book Reviews in Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBR)
 
International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (IBZ)
 
MLA
 
Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
 
Ulrich’s

Contents

  • Volume (9): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2019


Contents

  • Volume (9): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2019


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  • Volume (8): Issue (1&2)
  • Cover date:


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  • Volume (7): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (7): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2017


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  • Volume (6): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (6): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2016


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  • Volume (5): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2015


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  • Volume (4): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2014


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  • Volume (4): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2014


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  • Volume (3): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2013


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  • Volume (3): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2013


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  • Volume (2): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2012


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  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2011


Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (2)
  • Cover date: 2011


Principal Editor

Ailsa Cox
Edge Hill University, UK
coxa@edgehill.ac.uk

Associate Editor

Alison MacLeod
University of Chichester, UK
A.MacLeod@chi.ac.uk

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