American, British and Canadian Studies Special Issue: Contemporary Crime Fiction

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(Information provided by Dr Charlotte Beyer)

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special 2017 issue on Contemporary Crime Fiction, guest edited by Dr Charlotte Beyer.  The Special Issue will explore the diversity and proliferation of American, British and Canadian crime fiction in the contemporary period, and trace thematic and formal priorities that have emerged in crime writing during the late 20th to early 21st Century.  We welcome original essays that address themes and questions in crime fiction such as location, marginality, postcolonialism, identity and gender, political and social issues, historical revisioning, formal experimentation in the genre, critical analyses of specific crime fiction authors and their work, and more.  We also welcome creative contributions and book reviews of recent crime fiction criticism volumes.  Articles and contributions must not have been published elsewhere, nor currently be under review in any other journal.

Guest Editor: Dr Charlotte Beyer, University of Gloucestershire. Contact email:

Submission guidelines: The first page of the manuscript should carry the title, author’s name, institutional affiliation, a 200-word abstract, and ten key words/concepts. The article/piece must include a 200-word biographical note, and must conform to MLA referencing (7th Edition). See further information and instructions on the Journal’s guidelines on:

The word length for scholarly articles is 7000 words.
The word length for creative pieces is 3000 words.
The word length for reviews is 1000 words.

Submission deadline: 1 October 2016
Please email enquiries and submissions marked “Contemporary Crime Fiction” to Dr Charlotte Beyer on, copied to, before the closing date.

Additional Guidelines for Contributors

American, British and Canadian Studies seeks quality submissions of work in the entire spectrum of the humanities. The review process is blind: articles are sent out to subject specialists for reviewing anonymously. We regret we are unable to accept multiple submissions. You may submit papers that have been presented in conferences only if the papers have been thoroughly revised or extended. Please email your contribution to, copied to, before the closing date. Materials should be styled according to the latest (7th) edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.  Only articles styled in compliance with the Submission Guidelines posted on the journal websites will be considered for publication.

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