Calls for Papers
The listing of calls for papers allows session organizers to solicit paper submissions for potential MLA sessions and connects MLA members who wish to participate in the convention with session organizers. Calls for papers are not session proposals. Posting a call for papers does not guarantee a convention session, and responding to a call for papers does not guarantee participation in the convention.
Session organizers will be able to post calls for papers beginning in August for the 2015 MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015.
Posting Calls for Papers
The deadline to post a call for papers for the 2014 convention has passed. Calls for papers for the 2015 convention may be posted from August 2013 to 21 February 2014.
Each MLA division must post at least one call for papers per convention. Other entities (discussion group, allied organization, MLA committee, American Literature Sec tion) and organizers of special sessions are not required to post a call for papers.
Program copy forms for sessions at the 2015 convention will be available by early March 2014. Completed program copy forms must be submitted by 1 April 2014.
Viewing and Responding to Calls for Papers
Calls for papers for the 2015 convention will be accessible from August 2013 through March 2014. The list of calls for papers will be updated as new calls are posted, so we recommend checking this page regularly for updates.
Session organizers determine their own submission deadlines and submission requirements, although most submission deadlines are for early- to mid-March. Responses to calls for papers should be sent to the e-mail address listed with the calls for papers. Do not send paper proposals to the MLA offices.