2021: Changes to Our Submissions Process
Posted by Ernesto Priego on 2021-05-24

The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship has traditionally published one issue per year, with publication of articles as soon as they are ready.

The journal has received submissions via two main routes: 1) open submissions and 2) special collection calls for papers. 

For open submissions, we usually have had two yearly internal deadlines, one on March 31st and one on October 31st.

From Monday 24th May 2021, The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship will only consider submissions in response to the following ongoing calls for papers:

1. Call for Rapid Responses: Comics in and of The Moment
Editors: Jeanette D’Arcy and Kay Sohini
Deadline for abstracts of up to 500 words: June 15, 2021 [Call now closed]
Full info at: https://www.comicsgrid.com/news/443/

2. Call for Papers: Translation, Remediation, Spread: The Global Circulation of Comics in Digital Distribution
Editors: Jonathan Evans, Kathleen Dunley, and Ernesto Priego
Deadline for submissions (full papers):  June 30, 2021

The deadline was extended by popular demand - you can submit your papers by 1 September 2021.
Full info at

3.  Call for Papers: Conjuring a New Normal: Monstrous Routines and Mundane Horrors in Pandemic Lives and Dreamscapes
Ediors: Alexandra Alberda, Anna Feigenbaum, and Julia Round
Deadline (full papers): April 1, 2022
Full info at https://www.comicsgrid.com/news/435/

This means the journal will not consider open submissions until new notice. When submitting, please make sure your cover letter mentions the specific call you are submitting to.

Manuscripts not clearly submitted in response to any of the calls listed above during this period will be desk-rejected.

The journal has a limited capacity and budget to consider and publish a certain number of articles per year. The editors reserve the right to close open submission periods in an ad hoc basis.

Depending on worfkflow capacity, we may reopen the journal for open submissions in the near future. Please keep an eye on the journal's news section!

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The Comics Grid is published by the Open Library of Humanities. Unlike many open-access publishers, the Open Library of Humanities does not charge any author fees. This does not mean that we do not have costs. Instead, our costs are paid by an international library consortium.

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