Tuesday, January 24, 2006

CFP: Special issue of CLUES: A Journal of Detection--Scottish crime fiction

CFP: Special issue of CLUES: A Journal of Detection--Scottish crime fiction

Call for Papers Date: October 31, 2006 (not 100% sure - you should confirm with editor)

Guest Editor: Gill Plain, Univ of St. Andrews (UK)

From Ian Rankin to Val McDermid to Alexander McCall Smith, Scottish writers have dominated the British crime fiction market for the past twenty years. The Scottish crime fiction issue of _Clues_ seeks to examine this phenomenon. Is the success of Scottish crime fiction attributable to a literary history stretching back to the nineteenth century and beyond, or is it the result of more recent cultural and political developments?

Submissions addressing any aspect of Scottish crime fiction are welcome, but the guest editor would be particularly interested in manuscripts examining the current state of Scottish crime writing and work that considers the scope and definition of a “national” crime genre.

Submission Details. Submissions should include a 50-word abstract and be between 15 to 20 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300 to 6,000 words) in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect with minimal formatting. Manuscripts should follow the _MLA Style Manual_ by Joseph Gibaldi (2nd ed., 1998), including parenthetical citations in text and an alphabetized list of Works Cited. Please confirm that manuscripts have been submitted solely to CLUES.

Submit online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/heldref/clues

Elizabeth Foxwell
Managing Editor, _CLUES: A Journal of Detection_
Heldref Publications
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Washington, DC 20036
Email: clu@heldref.org
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