Friday, October 07, 2005

CfP: Extrapolation Special Issue on Le Guin

I received the following Call for Papers for a special Le Guin issue of Extrapolation - Deadline: June 1, 2006.

Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of a number of acknowledged classics of science fiction and fantasy, among them The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed, and the A Wizard of Earthsea trilogy, but these early masterpieces were all written and published a quarter of a century ago. Even Le Guin's award-winning novel Tehanu is some fifteen years old. For this special issue on the work of Ursula K. Le Guin we welcome essays on any of the author's published fiction, but would particularly like to see explorations of her children's fantasy, short fiction, poetry, or such recent novels as The Other Wind and The Telling.

All manuscript submissions, including explanatory notes and the list of works cited, should be double-spaced on one side of the sheet only. Neither embedded footnotes nor generated footnotes that some software systems make available should be used. Documentation should follow the MLA Style Manual with parenthetical citations in the text and a works cited list at the end. Only explanatory endnotes are needed.

Please send electronic submissions in Word to the guest editors Michael Levy and Sandra J. Lindow at and to Extrapolation editor Javier A. Martinez at jmartinez@ Please contact the editors with specific questions.

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I wish I could participate, but between the Oxford entry for the J. R. R. Tolkien Encyclopedia and the essay for the Masters of Magic casebook (deadlines Feb. 1 and mid-October respectively), I can't manage it (unless I give up working - but then there's the small problem of the lack of a lottery win !)


Anonymous said...

Michele, what is Extrapolation? I'm not familiar with it. Is it a general-interest kind of publication or an academic one? Sounds interesting.

Michele said...

According to the website, the journal Extrapolation was the first to publish academic work on science fiction and fantasy - and it continues to be a leader in that genre in the literature of popular culture.