Call for Papers: Etudes Journal for Emerging Scholars

07 June, 2016 by Julia Moriarty | 0 comments

Call for Papers CFP for our next issue is due July 15!

Call for Papers
CFP for our next issue is due July 15!

Etudes is an online theatre and performance studies journal for emerging scholars, dedicated to the unique voice of the individual scholar. 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. Be sure to check out our previous issues to see what we mean:

Submission Guidelines
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. Please use in-text citations and footnotes rather than endnotes. And try to be certain that there is one space between sentences rather than two. Please do not put your name in the manuscript document. While our online format makes our length requirements very flexible, we ask that papers not exceed 6,000 words (including footnotes 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 are looking for evocative photography to populate our website, and we are hoping that some folks will be willing to share images of the exciting work you are doing! These images will not be peer reviewed and may be submitted at any time. You must own the rights to a photo in order to submit it. Any photos used on the site will be given appropriate credit.

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.

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