Critical Explorations in SF & Fantasy

 

Critical Explorations in SF & Fantasy is a series devoted to scholarship in science fiction and fantasy in all media.


Submitting Proposals for the Series
McFarland seeks proposals for book-length scholarly works to be published as part of its Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy series edited by Donald Palumbo and C. W. Sullivan III. While most books in the series will be scholarly monographs or edited collections of essays on a unified topic, the series editors also invite proposals for unprecedented reprint volumes of neglected works, with scholarly commentary, and for unprecedented critical biographies of significant writers, artists, and creators.

Proposals for studies in science fiction and fantasy are invited in such areas as literature, film, art, popular culture, mythology, and folklore, to name just a few. Proposals should include a prospectus (a general description of the project that focuses on its uniqueness and intended audience, and includes a thorough description of its thesis and mention of the works discussed), a draft table of contents or detailed outline, a one-paragraph description of each chapter that focuses more specifically on its thesis and works covered, a draft of the preface or introduction and at least one sample chapter, a length estimate (75,000-word to 110,000-word projects are preferred), comments on special elements (such as artwork or photos), a proposed deadline for delivery of the completed manuscript, and a resume or curriculum vitae.

Please send proposals that deal primarily with science fiction in any media or with fantastic films, artwork, or other cultural artifacts (such as games or comic books) to:
Donald Palumbo
English Department
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
[email protected]

Please send proposals dealing primarily with fantasy literature, mythology, or folklore to:
C. W. Sullivan III
English Department
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
[email protected]

For general guidelines for prospective authors, please refer to McFarland’s author resource center. For questions not covered there, please contact  Layla Milholen .