Submission Guidelines

Submissions for the second issue of The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures is now open! The topic of the second issue is an open one, and any essays on fantasy and fan cultures (broadly construed) will be considered. 

Submissions are due October 1, 2021. Please see the submission guidelines below for requirements.


Submission Guidelines:

You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.

Submissions must be 2500-7500 words and, if scholarly, must be in MLA citation format. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt font. All submission files should be in .doc or .docx (Microsoft Word) format; we cannot accept PDFs. Current undergraduates and graduate students in any major or field are eligible to submit, as are holders of master’s degrees.

We consider only previously unpublished work. We ask for first rights to publish accepted work online; after publication, all rights revert to the author.

To submit, please send an email to with the following:

      • Your document for submission (in .doc or .docx format) attached to the email with a cover sheet (this will be the only place you put your name)
      • The word “submission” and the category (creative non-fiction or academic essay) in the subject line of the email
      • A brief bio in the body of the email