CFP for New Online Journal

17 July, 2014


Etudes ( is a new online theatre and performance studies journal for emerging scholars, dedicated to the unique voice of the individual scholar.  In this, our first call for papers, we invite the submission of scholarly manuscripts, media, performance reviews, creative work, manifestos, etc. covering any range of topics within the theatre and performance studies realm.  We highly encourage works of performative writing and academic playfulness.  This is a place to try things out, take some risks, and expand the definition of what is considered rigorous publishable material.

Submission Deadline is 11:59pm (EST) September 15, 2014


All submissions (including audio or video) must be accompanied by a cover page that includes your name and affiliation, title of submission, email and phone number, brief personal bio, and brief abstract (150-300 words).

Authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate permissions to use any non-original content within their submissions.

Submissions must not be under consideration for any other publication.

Submissions and inquiries should be emailed to  If your submission cannot be sent via email (for example, large video files), please email us and we will work out the easiest method of delivery.

Manuscripts should adhere to most recent MLA or Chicago Manual of Style guidelines and should be submitted in MS Word or plain text format.  While our online format makes our length requirements very flexible, we ask that papers not exceed 6,000 words (including footnotes, endnotes, and works cited).  When additional media such as videos or photos are included in a manuscript submission, please send those additional elements separately rather than embedding them in the document file.  Please do be sure to indicate in your file where the elements should be included.

Audio pieces should be submitted via email in mp3 format.  Video pieces should be submitted in mov or mp4 formats, preferably 640 pixels in width.  Videos will need to be submitted via file transfer site, vimeo download or other secure source for large file transfer.  Please be sure to email the editors to discuss video submission.  Though it is not required, some written component (in addition to the required cover page) to accompany and contextualize your project may be advisable.

We do not currently have the capabilities for hosting web-based projects, but do hope to in the future.  Please feel free to contact us if you have ideas in this area.

All submissions will be blind reviewed by two reviewers from our editorial board (listed in the ABOUT section).  Please note that, with many video or audio submissions, true anonymity may not be possible, but such pieces will still be fairly reviewed.

The mission of this journal is to provide publication opportunities for those who haven't had many yet, so we are primarily looking for submissions from scholars who fit that description.

As a recurring section in Etudes, we invite the submission of Pecha Kucha presentations - that is, powerpoint or slide style presentations that consist of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds apiece, adding up to a total presentation of 6 minutes and 40 seconds.  There are a variety of ways to record such presentations - audio can be recorded within a timed powerpoint or keynote presentation, video could be recorded of a live presentation, etc.  Submissions must formatted to open in a Windows environment.  Pecha Kuchas will not be peer reviewed, but will be reviewed by editors-in-chief for content.  These "concise presentations" provide brief and often fascinating snapshots of an idea, issue, art form, event, etc.  Deadline is rolling for Pecha Kucha submissions.

Etudes supports the Creative Commons option for alternative licensing protections.  Authors retain ownership of their work, while allowing certain usages.  We do ask that, if your work is shared again later in another source or form, that you cite Etudes as the original source of publication.  The Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license under which we operate allows readers to download and share your work, but only with appropriate attribution.  They may not alter your work in any way, or use your work commercially without your express permission.  If your materials contain elements that are under another copyright, it is up to the author to secure the appropriate permissions to include those elements in publication of your work.

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