CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Authors and book reviewers for a peer-reviewed section of the SDC Journal

30 August, 2014



Authors and book reviewers for a peer-reviewed section of the SDC Journal


The SDC Journal, an official publication of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society,announces the addition of a new peer-reviewed section, publishing scholarly articles and book reviews on the crafts of stagedirecting and choreography.The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2014, though early submissions are encouraged.


Published quarterly, SDC Journal is distributed to members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society nationwide and is available to industry constituents, theatre education programs, and the theatre-going public at large. SDC Journal’s mission is to give voice to an empowered collective of directors and choreographers working in all jurisdictions and venues across the country, encourage advocacy, and highlight artistic achievement.

With editorial support by leading directors, choreographers and scholars representing the range ofinstitutions ofhigher education across the country, the SDC Journalwill publish one academic essay (approximately 4,500 words) and one book review (approximately 1,200 words) per issue. We seek scholarly essays about directing and choreography with a focus on practice, in keeping with the Journal's mission statement. Studies might examine the relationship of theory to practice, the education and training of directors and choreographers, the relationship of academia and the profession, and how new directions in performance and production impact directors and choreographers.

Submission requirements:

  • Essays: approx. 4,500 words (inclusive); book reviews: approx. 1,200 words (by invitation)
  • Double-spaced document in MS Word with no identifying author information
  • Separate cover sheet with author name, affiliation, and full contact information
  • Style: MLA or Chicago; endnotes should be kept to a minimum
  • Separate files for illustrations (photos, tables, etc.) with placement of illustration and caption indicated in document. Photos are encouraged but not required.
  • File names for photos should be clearly labeled: author's last name-fig1, etc. The author must obtain photo rights via a signed permission form. Please contact the co-editors for the form and specific photo requirements.
  • No simultaneous submissions will be accepted


Submissions will be acknowledged within one week and distributed to two readers to be blind refereed. Response time is approximately three months. Criteria for evaluation includes: thestrength of argument,clarity of methodology, use of evidence, quality of writing, originality of thought, contribution to the field, and timeliness of subject matter.

Please send submissions or queries electronically to both co-editors:

Anne Fliotsos*, PhD, Professor of Theatre, Purdue University:

Ann M. Shanahan**, MFA, Associate Professor of Theatre, Loyola University Chicago:

People interested in submitting a book review should submit queries electronically to both book review editor and associate editor:

Travis Malone*, PhD, Associate Professor of Theatre and Chair, Virginia Wesleyan College:

Kathleen M. McGeever**, MFA, Professor of Performance and Chair, Northern Arizona University:

*Member of the Directing Program (DP) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE); **Member of ATHE/DP and member or Associate of SDC

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