CFP – Special Issue of The Looking Glass: New Media

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The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children’s Literature invites submissions to all columns and sections for a special issue: New Media
Submission deadline: 31 October 2011
Publication date: January/February 2012

Critical, reflective, inquiring, and entertaining articles are welcomed for a special issue on the changing nature of children’s and adolescents’ “books”. This is a growing, turbulent, and dynamic area of children’s literature and culture, ripe with possibility. From “Choose Your Own Adventure” to “The 39 Clues,” this issue will explore the myriad ways in which children’s literature and technology intersect, and how that intersection changes the literature, the reader, and maybe even the tech.

Suggested topics and approaches include, but are not limited to:

  • E-books
  • Book-film-animation translation
  • Blogging serials
  • Fan-sites and fan fiction
  • Publishing and marketing trends such as Smart phone apps, LeapFrog®, Multi-platform marketing

The Looking Glass seeks submissions for all sections, with a special emphasis on:

  • Alice’s Academy: formal, refereed academic articles
  • Emerging Voices: academic papers from previously unpublished critics and students
  • Jabberwocky: serious pieces, edited but not refereed
  • Curiouser and Curiouser: short and entertaining pieces on any and all facets of children’s literature.

Please visit our home page: www.the-looking-glass.net. Send submissions to editor@the-looking-glass.net and state for which column they are intended.