CFP: Imagined Theatres No. 3

Type of post: Association news item
Posted By: Glen McGillivray
Status: Current
Date Posted: Thu, 14 Feb 2019

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Please note that all submissions must be previously unpublished, though they may have existed in other formats prior to publication.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.