CFP--IMAGINEDTHEATRES.COM--Deadline March 1, 2019

06 January, 2019 by Daniel Sack | 0 comments

CFP--IMAGINEDTHEATRES.COM--Deadline March 1, 2019, an online journal dedicated to imagining possibilities and impossibilities for the stage, invites artists and theorists to submit work for inclusion in its first open issue.



Call for Submissions

Issue #03

Submission deadline: 1 MARCH 2019 is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal and archive, dedicated to imagining what might be possible and impossible in the theatre. We publish microdramas, scores, stories, manifestoes, and essays, in prose and in verse. These short texts are paired with a critical response, or “gloss,” extending the argument or view of each imagined theatre in new directions. supports creative criticism--creative work that acts critically and criticism that acts creatively. The journal releases issues annually, with thematic issues comprised of entries solicited from guest editors and un-themed issues devoted to user submissions. 


The journal is an online extension of the book Imagined Theatres: Writing for a Theoretical Stage (Routledge, 2017), winner of the 2018 Excellence in Editing Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.


Prospective authors are encouraged to explore the website, as well as the book Imagined Theatres, for a sense of possible approaches. We emphasize the written word, but are open to submissions that take advantage of the digital form in interesting ways.


We encourage the publication of shorter work, though there is not a prescribed word limit. While the themed issues pair each theatre with a response (or “gloss”), open submissions do not need to include glosses. Of course, you are welcome to submit both a theatre and its gloss if you would like. You are also welcome to submit independent glosses that respond to previously published texts; in this instance, please let us know which text you are referencing. 


We accept submissions via email at Submissions should be sent as attachment in a recognizable format (doc, txt, pdf, jpeg, etc), with the word “Submission” in the title, and should include a brief contributor’s bio alongside contact information. Please visit the website for guidelines. For more info or to contact the editor, write


Peer Review Policy is a peer-reviewed publication. Submissions will be read by the Editor and at least one member of the Editorial Board. Any revision may be overseen by either the Board or the Editor. 


Please note that all submissions must be previously unpublished, though they may have existed in other formats prior to publication. Following publication, authors are welcome to use their material as they wish, but we ask that any future re-publication acknowledge this journal.


This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. We do not charge fees for accessing articles, nor for publishing or processing submissions.


Founding Editor

Daniel Sack, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA


Editorial Board

Joshua Abrams, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, UK

Natalie Alvarez, Ryerson University, Canada

Patrick Anderson, University of California-San Diego, USA

Joseph Cermatori, Skidmore College, USA

Broderick Chow, Brunel University London, UK

Augusto Corrieri, University of Sussex, UK

Ricardo Dominguez, University of California-San Diego, USA

Peter Eckersall, City University of New York, USA

Kyle Gillette, Trinity University, USA

Matthew Goulish, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Helena Grehan, Murdoch University, Australia

Nicola Gunn, Performance maker, Australia

Carla Harryman, Eastern Michigan University, USA

Jen Harvie, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Lin Hixson, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Rachel Joseph, Trinity University, USA

Petra Kuppers, University of Michigan, USA

Claudia La Rocco, Poet and Critic, USA

Megan Lewis, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Michael McMillan, London College of Fashion, UK

John Muse, University of Chicago, USA

Yvette Nolan, Playwright, Dramaturg, and Director, Canada

Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

VK Preston, University of Toronto, Canada

Rebecca Schneider, Brown University, USA

Aaron C. Thomas, Florida State University, USA

Caroline Wake, University of New South Wales, Australia

Fintan Walsh, Birkbeck University of London, UK


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