Calls for Papers for the Journals of the University of Nebraska Press

Click on the links below to find the latest calls for papers issued by the editors of our journals.

American Indian Quarterly

Applications are now welcome for Editor (or Co-Editors) of American Indian Quarterly. The term of appointment is for a minimum of four years with possible reappointment thereafter. The current Managing Editor will continue to serve through the end of the 2024-2025 academic year to assure a smooth editorial transition. The new Editor will select a new Book Review Editor. Learn more here.

Resilience Resistance: A Journal of the Radical Environmental Humanities

Resistance: A Journal of Radical Environmental Humanities is truly interdisciplinary. We welcome contributions from any discipline or interdisciplinary blend. Additionally, we are open to non-academic submissions, including creative writing, poetry, activist reports, and other forms of expression. While submissions can vary in length, please note that we will not publish texts exceeding 7,000 words. We encourage you to share proposals for special issues, intervention series, experiments, or any other innovative projects with us at

Resistance: A Journal of Radical Environmental Humanities Call for Papers:

In the spirit of collective exploration, we invite contributions on the meanings, practices, pedagogies, and theories of radical environmental humanities. We welcome submissions from diverse disciplines and in various formats, including research articles, short interventions, commentaries, fora, public environmental humanities initiatives, poems/creative writings, and reviews. Read more about this call for papers here. If you are interested, please submit a 500-word abstract outlining the proposed format to by April 30th, 2024.

Resistance: A Journal of Radical Environmental Humanities Special Issue Call for Papers:

Resistance is seeking papers for a special issue titled “Garbage, Discarded Governmentalities and the Ecosystem: Tensions and Resistances.” Submissions will be accepted until May 15, 2024. Read more about the special issue and submissions information here. Submissions and queries should be sent to Sayan Dey at

Resistance: A Journal of Radical Environmental Humanities Call for Review Essays:

Resistance publishes reviews of books, films, TV series, websites, podcasts, event series or panels, and artworks (e.g., music, soundworks, audio and/or visual, dance). We welcome reviews of scholarly and/or creative non-fiction, fiction, poetry, graphic novels, young adult, and genre-radical books and artworks, including visual, audio, and performance-based exhibits or projects. The reviewed works may be in any language; however, at this point, all the reviews will be published in English.

Reviews should be 1500 words or fewer and discuss how a work challenges the dominating status quo, surfaces all-too-resilient and oppressive norms, and/or refuses and rejoinders them, and/or daylight ways that a work fails to do so. The article can reach 2500 words in case it will deal with more than one work.

If you wish to propose a review, please consider that you must declare that no conflict of interest is in place.

Resistance’s review editors are Roberta Biasillo & Carlos Tabernero.

Storyworlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies

Call for Papers for Special Issue “Colors in Econarratives about the Human and More-than-Human World

In this special issue, econarratives of colors explore the complexities of pairing material environments with their representations with narrative forms of environmental understanding and ‘propose’ a change in how we interact with the environment today. This endeavor could be effectively executed while exploring storytelling of coloring imaginaries and sustainable futures as ‘narrative rehabilitation’ to draw attention to values and responsibilities and envision strategies to avoid possible ‘disastrous narrative endings’. Econarratives of colors could also be a new approach to overcoming the traditional dichotomies of how we see the world around us, including ourselves, laying the ground to think beyond colors in a more-than-human world. They might also encourage us to think beyond the classical narratological analysis, and consider new analytical tools suited to the current planetary challenges.

The working language is English. Please send an abstract of up to 300 words and further queries to Professor Karpouzou’s  e-mail at and Dr. Zampaki’s e-mail at until the 31st of August 2024. After the abstracts’ final selection and approval/acceptance, the Editors will notify the author(s) to submit their full in articles (6.000-8.000 words) to their e-mails by the end of February 2025. Learn more here.

Call for Papers for Special Issue “Theorizing Short Story Practice in the 21st Century

You are invited to submit a full article for possible inclusion in a special issue of Storyworlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies. The issue theme is “Theorizing Short Story Practice in the 21st Century.”

The guest editor is interested in short story practice and stylistics, and how narrators can be used for what Brian Richardson (2015) terms as “unnatural narratives,” specifically what he calls “oppositional literature” by minority or oppressed groups, such as working-class writers, people of color, LGBTQ+ and other marginalized writers. The editor is especially interested in work where these marginalized positions intersect. How can narrative strategies be employed by writers to build storyworlds that communicate the lived experience of characters? How might these contemporary stories implicate readers in the events of the narrative? Submissions of 6,000-8,000 words should be sent to guest editor Andrew McDonnell ( and to Storyworlds’ editors Avril Tynan ( and Benjamin Williams ( by July 31, 2024. Submissions should follow the journal’s submission guidelines. Read more here.

Call for Guest-edited Special Issues

We are currently accepting proposals for forthcoming guest-edited special issues, each focusing on a particular theme or area of narrative studies and research. We encourage submissions on a broad range of topics but the individual issue itself should be coherent and cohesive. We are committed to promoting a diverse historical, cultural, and socioeconomic discourse and foster critical dialogue in these areas. Previous guest-edited issues include Narrative Hermeneutics, Transmedial Worlds in Convergent Media Culture, Narrative Medicine, and Making Sense of Violence in the Digital Age. A special issue should have 5-8 articles of roughly 6,000-8,000 words and follow the journal’s submission guidelines. Initial deadline for submissions is July 31, 2024, but we will continue to accept submissions for special issues on a rolling basis. Read more here.

Journal of Austrian Studies

The 2023 Journal of Austrian Studies Graduate Student Essay Prize seeks to highlight exceptional scholarship from students and early career scholars that presents new perspectives on the history, literature and culture of Austria, Austro-Hungary, and the former Habsburg territories. Essays should be 6000-8000 words and follow the journal’s submission guidelines, which are available here.

Native South

Submissions are being accepted for Volume 17, which will be published in late 2024. The editors welcome full-length article manuscripts as well as shorter reflective pieces that highlight original research or salient scholarly issues focusing on Native peoples in the North American South. Details are available here. Submissions received after October 1, 2023 will be considered for future issues.

Studies in American Indian Literatures

SAIL announces a call for submissions for a special issue to honor and celebrate the Oceti Sakowin literary tradition. This special issue of SAIL not only celebrates the Oceti Sakowin literary tradition but also corresponds with and celebrates the Oak Lake Writers’ Society’s 30th anniversary. Instructions for submissions

Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships

The next issue of the JBSR will be devoted to relational, mental health, or sex therapy devoted to the experiences of Black folks. The editors are looking for manuscripts that address client/therapist relationship, countertransference, transference, issues around race, relational negotiation/strain, issues of sex therapy, couples’ counseling, etc. Instructions for submissions