Personnel Changes

JFA relies on the hard work of a group of dedicated group of people (you can find all of them listed here). I’m pleased to announce a few personnel changes at the journal.

First, we want to say a special thank you to Sean Moreland, who is stepping down from his position as Associate Book Reviews Editor for JFA.  Sean’s keen editorial eye helped whip many a review into shape and will certainly be missed!

In other news, we want to thank the following people who are stepping into new roles:

Associate Book Reviews Editor James Hamby

James Hamby, a frequent reviewer for the journal, is the Associate Director of the Writing Center at Middle Tennessee State University, where he also teaches classes in literature and composition. His dissertation, David Copperfield: Victorian Hero, argues that Dickens created a new archetypal hero for the nineteenth century out of his own biography.

Managing Editor Christine Mains

Long-time Associate Editor Christine Mains is now serving as Managing Editor for JFA. Formerly of University of Calgary and Mount Royal University, she is now an editor at Oxford University Press as well as a fantasy scholar. Her pioneering essay on Patricia McKillip’s fiction won the Graduate Student Award (now the David Hartwell Award) at ICFA in 2005, and she has published on McKillip and other fantasy authors as well as on SF television.

Assistant Production Editor Tiffany Brooke Martin

Tiffany Brooke Martin, who served as editorial assistant of JFA for three years, has rejoined the journal as Assistant Production Editor. She has a PhD in English and the Teaching of English from Idaho State University. Her dissertation was on Owen Barfield’s writings with a focus on fantasy and fiction, and she is an adviser and editor for the Owen Barfield Literary Estate. Tiffany currently works in communications for Roquette, a global company that produces plant-based ingredients for food, health, and nutrition markets. 

Editorial Assistant Paul Williams

JFA‘s new editorial assistant is Paul Williams, who received his MA in English from Idaho State University in spring 2018. A former high school English teacher, his interests include narrative theory, alternative history, religion, and any other topic he can fit under the umbrella of fantasy literature. He is currently pursuing his PhD at ISU.

Thanks to everyone who gives their time and energy to making the journal a success.

Brian Attebery

JFA has a new International Reviews Editor

Effective August 1, 2018, JFA has a new Reviews Editor for works written in a language other than English.

The journal and the board wish to express their thanks to Dale Knickerbocker for his service over the years. Dale will still be part of the journal as an Associate Editor.

Please contact David Dalton at if you have a scholarly work written in a language other than English that would be of interest to JFA‘s readers, or if you are interested in being added to his list of reviewers.

JFA Subscriptions: Updating Mailing Addresses

Hi, IAFA members.

Now that JFA 28.3 is off to the printer, we’ll soon be preparing the mailing list for JFA Volume 29 (2018). If you joined or renewed your membership in the association between the end of the 2017 conference and the 2018 conference, you are subscribed to JFA Volume 29. (If you joined after this year’s conference, in April 2018 or later, your subscription will begin with JFA Volume 30).

We want to make sure your copy of the journal makes it to you and doesn’t get sent back to our office, so we’d really appreciate it if you’d take a moment to make certain that your information is correct in your member profile on the website. Please visit the membership page on, and log in using your user name and password. Once you’ve logged in, you can View your profile, and on the profile page, click on Edit profile to update your information, if necessary.

Please check that your postal address is correct.

While you’re checking out your profile, please also consider updating your areas of interest. You can list subgenres, theoretical approaches, or specific works and authors. Sometimes we need to add to our pool of peer reviewers for articles submitted to JFA, and the information you list in Interests can help us find a good match.

Thanks so much,