Friday, October 14

Meet the Editors: Demystifying the Journal Publishing Process [hybrid]

Friday, October 14, 1:15 pm–2:15 pm
Tulsa Central

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Chair: Lisa Gilman (George Mason University)

Sheila Bock (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Ian Brodie (Cape Breton University)
Rachel V. Gonzalez-Martin (The University of Texas, Austin)
Robert Guyker (Chapman University)
Solimar Otero (Indiana University)
Elo-Hanna  Seljamaa (University of Helsinki)

The editors of the Journal of American Folklore, Journal of Folklore Research, Western Folklore, Narrative Culture, Cultural Analysis, and Contemporary Legend are hosting this session to demystify the process of publishing in a folklore journal. Participants will have the opportunity to meet some of the editors working behind the scenes for an informal conversation. We will discuss the foci and missions of each journal, when to consider submitting, how to prepare a manuscript for submission, what happens after you submit, and what happens after acceptance. We invite students, junior scholars/professionals, and anyone who would benefit from learning about the process. We especially encourage colleagues of color and/or those working in anti-racist and decolonial areas of study to join in the discussion.

Journal of American Folklore: Lisa Gilman
Journal of Folklore Research: Solimar Otero
Western Folklore: Rachel V. González-Martin
Cultural Analysis: Robert Guyker
Contemporary Legend: Ian Brodie
Narrative Culture: Sheila Bock and Elo-Hanna Seljamaa