Speculative Worlds in Latinx Literature, Art, & Performance
Co-Edited by Matthew David Goodwin, Cathryn Merla-Watson, Taryne Taylor, and Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez
We invite submissions for an edited volume entitled Latinx Visions: Speculative Worlds in Latinx Literature, Art, & Performance. This edited volume will feature scholarship, interviews, and reflections/manifestos engaging the burgeoning field of Latinx speculative literature, art, and performance. Submissions may engage specific works of Latinx science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative genres, as well as offer visions and theories of the field as a whole. We are particularly interested in contributions that highlight the unique political aesthetics of Latinx speculative fiction in addition to those that employ comparative and hemispheric lenses. We are also seeking a broad and diverse group of scholarly contributors, and we especially welcome submissions exploring Latinx speculative worlds in relation to Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, and Latinx Caribbean speculative fiction. Moreover, we invite essays, interviews, and reflections/manifestos dealing with, but not limited to, the genres of cyberpunk, solarpunk, utopias and dystopias, alternate histories, alien invasions, apocalypse, horror, ghosts, magic, epic fantasies, and surrealism.
Scholarly essays should be 4,000-6,000 words, including the bibliography and notes, and should be formatted in Chicago style. Interviews, reflections, and manifestos should be no more than 2,000 words. Please also send a brief bio of no more than 200 words.
All submissions are due by January 1, 2024. Send your submission and bio to the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org. We plan for the edited volume to be released in 2025. Please feel free to contact the editors for further details.