Clues: A Journal of Detection

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Subscriptions
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Style Guide
Editorial Board & Staff

 

For over two decades, Clues has included the best scholarship on mystery and detective fiction. With a combination of academic essays and nonfiction book reviews, Clues covers all aspects of mystery and detective fiction material in print, television and movies. As the only American scholarly journal on mystery fiction, Clues is essential reading for literature and film students and researchers; popular culture aficionados; librarians; and mystery authors, fans and critics around the globe.


Reviews:

Clues is a must-have for readers and writers of crime fiction. Scholarly, thought-provoking, wide-ranging in its topics, Clues covers the crime and thriller map.”—Sara Paretsky

“A. Conan Doyle, notoriously resentful of Sherlock Holmes’s success, liked to scorn ‘police romances’ as less significant and worthy of his talents than his other literary work. If he could have read Clues, the thinking mystery reader’s journal, he would surely have felt differently—and learned much he never realized himself about even his own landmark contribution to the genre, from which so much else by others has flowed.”—Jon Lellenberg, U.S. agent for the Arthur Conan Doyle estate

“I love reading Clues. Every issue provides thought-provoking, well-researched articles. The variety and scope of the material found in Clues makes an unparalleled, ongoing contribution to our understanding of the role of crime fiction in our culture, and the genre’s reflection of its time and society.”—Jan Burke, Edgar-winning author of The Messenger

Clues is an important journal. It carries the torch of tradition that is the backbone of detective fiction. It goes below the surface and gets to the heart of what makes the genre so fascinating and valid today”—Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch novels, including The Overlook

“For erudite and fascinating truths about mysteries, follow the clues to Clues, the scholarly journal that is an essential resource for every serious student of the mystery”—Carolyn Hart, author of Death Walked In

“With scholarship ranging from Poe to Peters, nothing beats Clues”—Joan Hess, author of Mummy Dearest


Subscriptions

General Information
Clues is published twice a year in the spring and fall. Subscriptions are print-only, and annual rates are $120 for institutions and $40 for individuals.  Subscribers outside the United States add $20 for additional postage.

Digital content is available via a separate subscription to one of the  following products: ProQuest Research Library, ProQuest Education Journals and ProQuest Central.

To subscribe via mail, telephone, fax or e-mail, please contact:
McFarland
Box 611
Jefferson NC 28640
USA
tel 336-246-4460
fax 336-246-4403
email [email protected]


Back Issues & Single Issues

General Information
Back issues from earlier volumes of Clues are available for order subject to availability.  Also, single issues of the current volume may be ordered one at a time. The charge for single issues for institutions is $75 per issue (excluding postage). Orders from individuals are also welcome, and the charge for individuals is $30 (excluding postage). Issues from Volume 33 to the present are also available in ebook format on Kindle, Nook and Google Play.

Ordering Back Issues
Single issues may be ordered from the McFarland website here: Clues Back Issues.  To order single issues via mail, telephone, fax or email, please contact:
McFarland
Box 611
Jefferson NC 28640
USA
tel 336-246-4460
fax 336-246-4403
email [email protected]


Submissions

General Information
The peer-reviewed Clues invites article submissions related to all aspects of mystery and detective material in print, television, and film without limit to period or country covered. All articles in languages other than English must be accompanied by a short paragraph describing their contents. Submissions should include a short (50-word) abstract and be between 15 and 20 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300 to 6,000 words) with minimal formatting in Times or Times Roman font. Number pages consecutively.

Submit materials to:
Janice M. Allan
Executive Editor, Clues
University of Salford, UK
[email protected]

Address questions to:
Elizabeth Foxwell
Managing Editor, Clues
[email protected]

Send books for review to:
Pamela Bedore
Book Review Editor, Clues
Department of English
University of Connecticut-Avery Point
1084 Shennecossett Rd.
Avery Point CT  06340


Style Guide

General Instructions
The peer-reviewed Clues invites article submissions related to all aspects of mystery and detective material in print, television, and film without limit to period or country covered.

Style
Manuscripts should follow the MLA Handbook (8th ed., 2016), including parenthetical citations in text and an alphabetized list of Works Cited. All articles accepted for publication are subject to editorial changes.

Reference Citations
Include parenthetical citations in text and an alphabetized list of works cited.

Illustrations
Illustrations related in some meaningful way to the article topic are considered. Good-quality prints or scans (300 dpi or greater, at full size) and all necessary permissions must be provided to the editor at the time of article delivery. All illustrations will be reproduced in black and white.


Editorial Board & Staff

EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Janice M. Allan
University of Salford

MANAGING EDITOR
Elizabeth Foxwell
Catholic University of America
CONSULTING EDITOR
Margaret Kinsman
London South Bank University
BOOK REVIEW EDITOR
Pamela Bedore
University of Connecticut–Avery Point
EDITORIAL BOARD
J.C. Bernthal
Middlesex University
Clive Bloom
Middlesex University
Manina Jones
Western University
Natalie Hevener Kaufman
University of South Carolina
Marty S. Knepper
Morningside College
 Gianna Martella
Western Oregon University
Christopher Pittard
University of Portsmouth
Gill Plain
University of St. Andrews
John Scaggs
Southwestern College
Rachel Schaffer
Montana State University–Billings
Nancy Ellen Talburt
University of Arkansas

 

PUBLISHER
Rhonda Herman
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
BUSINESS MANAGER
Adam Phillips
McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers