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SFFTV Open Call for Submissions and Special Issue Proposals, as Well as Books for Review

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Science Fiction Film and Television invites article submissions on any topics related to sf and visual media; we especially invite articles related to the production economy of the culture industry and to non-US sf, as well as articles that related to possible upcoming special issues on (1) indigenous sf filmmaking and (2) the career of Taika Waititi. We also invite proposals from potential guest editors for special issues; please write gerry.canavan@marquette.edu for more information on this process.

SFFTV is currently edited by Anindita Banerjee (Cornell University), Gerry Canavan (Marquette University), Dan Hassler-Forest (Utrecht University), and its newest editor, Ida Yoshinaga (George Institute of Technology). Preferred length for articles is approximately 7000-9000 words; all topics related to science fiction film, television, gaming, other visual media will be considered. Typical response time is within three months. Check the journal website at Liverpool University Press for full guidelines for contributors; please direct any individualized queries to gerry.canavan@marquette.edu.

The journal is also seeking reviewers of recent works of sf and sf-adjacent critical theory as well as recent SF visual media. While we accept pitches, we also have the following books available for reviewers:

THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO AMERICAN HORROR (edited by Stephen Shapiro and Mark Storey)

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/cambridge-companion-to-american-horror/6112D13AE5342761D59714310C5E54CD

CITIZEN SCIENCE FICTION (Jerome Winter)

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781793621481/Citizen-Science-Fiction

CONSTELLATIONS: THE OA (David Sweeney)

https://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/series/series-15365/?sort=vol_desc

THE OUTER LIMITS (Joanne Morreale)

https://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/outer-limits

THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO STAR TREK (edited By Leimar Garcia-Siino, Sabrina Mittermeier, Stefan Rabitsch)

https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Star-Trek/Garcia-Siino-Mittermeier-Rabitsch/p/book/9780367366674

STAR WARRIORS OF THE MODERN RAJ: MATERIALITY, MYTHOLOGY, AND TECHNOLOGY OF INDIAN SCIENCE FICTION

Sami Ahmad Khan

https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/S/bo125520594.html

THE WORLD IS BORN FROM ZERO (Cameron Kunzelman)

https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/9783110719451/html?lang=en

Reviews typically run 1000-2000 words, or 2000-4000 words in our “review essay” format. Samples of both types of review are available upon request.

We are currently in the process of shifting the format of our media review section. We are now primarily interested in:

* reviewers who are calling attention to things that have gone overlooked in the larger entertainment-media-complex landscape, especially international film;

* reviewers with a specific aesthetic, political, or philosophical “take” on a text, as opposed to a more traditional review that recapitulates the plot at length and advises the potential viewer whether or not they ought to watch it.

This notion of a specific “take” is especially important for blockbuster franchise fare, like the MCU or Star Wars movies; in most cases we would only be interested in a review essay for such a film, discussing it within some larger critical context.

Due to a recent review backlog we have not been actively soliciting reviewers; as a result, much recent SF media is still available for reviewing. If there is a film you are interested in reviewing, please contact gerry.canavan@marquette.edu and let him know the name of the film and what you think you’d like to say about it. Deadlines are quite flexible. We look forward to hearing from you!

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July 29, 2022 at 1:24 pm

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