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Darrell Varga <[log in to unmask]>
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"Girlpower" Call for papers:


> Please post the following, and we apologize for any cross postings.
>
> GIRLPOWER---FEMSPEC (Special Issue)---REVISED CALL FOR PAPERS
>
> Girl power is power that comes from within.  Girl power comes from
> celebrating femininity in all its complexity.  Girl power comes from
> girls breaking traditional molds and becoming who they want to be,
> taking control of themselves and extending that control to their
> environment.  Currently media and texts celebrate girl power in varied
> and innovative ways.  This special issue of FEMSPEC focuses on all
> aspects of girl power in media and texts, and we are calling for
> critical articles, creative writing, and art by young adults and
> professionals that address this topic.
>
> FEMSPEC is an interdisciplinary feminist journal dedicated to critical
> and creative works in the realms of sf, fantasy, magical realism,
> surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres.  Submissions
> on all aspects of girl power and speculative fiction are welcome.  We
> are especially interested in submissions that focus on the following:
>
>  new developments in animations and television, such as Power Puff
> Girls, Sailor Moon, Charmed, Kiki's Delivery Service, Barbie and the
> Sensations
>  current television shows such as Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
>  speculative fiction novels/series of novels and comics featuring girl
> power
>  discussions about girls writing and publishing
>  submissions of writing by girls
>  girls' websites and home video games
>  female superheroes, such as Xena and the women in X-Men
>  anime
>  art or photographs
>
> Submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter, including name,
> address, and title of the work; submissions should include only the
> title of the work.  Please submit 4 copies.
>
> If you are interested in writing a book review, or submitting art or
> photography, please contact Roxanne Harde at the address below.
>
> Deadline:  1 April 2001
> Critical/analytical articles:  15 pages, MLA style
> Creative writing:  Short fiction or plays (15 pages) and poetry (3
> poems)
> Book reviews:  500-750 words, MLA style
>
> Send 4 copies of each submission to Donna Varga, Child & Youth Study,
> Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3M 2J6
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>
> Send 2 copies of each book review to Roxanne Harde, Dept. of English,
> 411 Watson Hall Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6
> [log in to unmask]

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