CFP: JFV on Media Writing

Call for Submissions
Journal of Film and Video
Special double issue on Media Writing
Publication date: spring/summer 2013.

Guest Editor: Emily Edwards, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (

This special issue is devoted to the current state of the creative scholarship of media writing. We see this endeavor as part of a larger question of the impact of new technologies, new delivery systems, and new resources on writing style, content and creativity.

This special issue is open to both essays of traditional scholarship as well as articles written in a more journalistic style. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• Analyses of produced films with an emphasis on the screenplay and the screenwriter.
• Essays and articles on writing stories for newer media delivery systems. Topics may include writing for extremely short narrative forms, games and interactive media; new structures for traditional media; and the impact of newer media on traditional forms.
• New concerns for teaching media writing. We are particularly interested in essays that address the controversy of student peer review. The ability to give and take constructive criticism is an important writer’s skill, yet some educators believe student peer reviews can be hurtful to young writers as they are still developing their voices and understanding
the craft.
• Essays devoted to the occupational and creative concerns of media writers in the creative climate.

We welcome reviews of writers’ Internet resources (InkTip and other writers’ websites), writing contests (a vetting of top contests with descriptions and an assessment of their merits for new and seasoned writers), professional reader services, writers’ software (Movie Magic Screenwriter, Final Draft, Celtx, etc.) and their online components.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: December 1, 2011

Submission guidelines at the UFVA website.


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