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deadline for submissions:
December 15, 2016

full name / name of organization:
Martin Japtok/Rafiki Jenkins

contact email:

We invite essays on any aspect of Octavia Butler’s multi-faceted work, from her continued exploration of the topics of domination, slavery, symbiosis, and exploitation, to her ecological vision, to her exploration of gender systems, to genre considerations, etc. etc. Essays from 3000 to 6000 words are recommended, but no strict word limit (MLA format).

Please send essays to either Martin Japtok ( or Rafiki Jenkins ( by December 15, 2016.