Call for Papers: Special Issue of Women’s Writing on Children’s Literature

Announcing a special issue of Women’s Writing, a journal published by the Taylor and Francis Group, on Children’s Literature, to be edited by Ann Alston (University of the West of England) and Catherine Butler (Cardiff University). Deadline: 30 October 2015.

This special issue of Women’s Writing seeks to publish a selection of articles concerning children’s literature by women in the long nineteenth century (1780–1920). Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Gender
  • Experiencing childhood
  • Adolescence
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • The school story
  • Religious fiction
  • Poetry
  • Fiction for young children
  • Historical fiction
  • Conduct books and cautionary and moral tales
  • Non-fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Gothic
  • Ghost stories and the supernatural
  • Supernatural

Please submit an abstract of 300 words (max) to and by 30 October 2015.

Final papers would be expected to be between 4000–7000 words.