For Authors – Submissions

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Like the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, from which it was generated, JFA welcomes papers on all aspects of the fantastic in English, American, French, Spanish, German and other national literatures, as well as interdisciplinary approaches including music, philosophy, sociology, psychology, political science, and religion. All papers are in English.

Our readers expect a more in-depth discussion than a conference-length paper; they also look for a grasp of current scholarship on the subject. The length of articles generally varies from 5,000-9,000 words and ranges from 20-30 pages.

JFA also publishes reviews of scholarly monographs addressing the fantastic, broadly construed. Reviews of fiction are limited to reissues of classic works with new introductions and scholarly apparatuses. Books received are advertised on the IAFA discussion list (which can be subscribed to through the IAFA homepage at, and IAFA members are encouraged to suggest titles for review.

Formatting the Manuscript

Since the refereeing process is anonymous, the author’s name should not appear anywhere on the text file itself, including the notes. No title page is needed. However, an abstract of 100-150 words should be included with each submission.

Please ensure that all citations and the Works Cited entries are in current MLA style. Please do not use automatically generated notes; end notes (only) must be entered manually. A paper that doesn’t meet our printing parameters can take many hours to adjust. To avoid needless changes and delays, it is best to use our guidelines from the start. For complete guidelines, please refer to the JFA Style Sheet for Articles.

Contributors are responsible for acquiring all permissions to quote and/or use illustrations that accompany their article, and for paying (or arranging to have their institutions pay) all usage fees, including copyright.

Transmitting the Material

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