The SFRA Review encourages all submissions, including: special issues; original essays; review essays that cover several related texts; individual reviews of fiction, media, and scholarship; and interviews.
As flagship publication of the SFRA, the Review is dedicated to helping graduate students and early career scholars develop their writing skills.
All contents of SFRA Review are published open access under a CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. Authors retain copyright and may reuse their work as they see fit.
Special Issues and Symposia
In addition to standalone essays, SFRA Review publishes two types of essay collections:
(a) special issues — organized around special themes, topics, authors, works, ideas, etc.; usually, these are prepared around a timely topic. Editors will work to prepare and circulate a CFP.
(b) symposia — papers presented originally at conferences and other in-person/digital gatherings, lightly-edited for publication. The Review published symposia to recognize that graduate students, contingent faculty, and many others gives presentations that, for many reasons, often don’t reach beyond the hotel conference room. We encourage conferences and symposia organizers to partner with SFRA Review to allow presenters an opportunity to put their work in wider circulation; our dedication to open access and the CC license ensures authors can reuse and republish edited versions of their work in longer editions, e.g. a peer-reviewed article or book chapter.
How to Submit / Who to Contact
If you would like to write a review essay or review, please see our list of texts available for review and contact the appropriate review editor. If a text does not appear on the list, our editors are willing to consider pitches.
To inquire about editing a special issue or “symposium” (especially one collecting papers from a conference) for the Review, please contact Virginia Conn and Amandine Faucheux.
For article submissions and pitches, please contact Ian Campbell or Sean Guynes.
If you are unsure who to contact, all other queries can be directed to Sean Guynes.